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Supply Teaching in Cambridge, UK, The Daily Routine (Part Two)

Click here to read Supply Teacher Daily Routine: Part One

~9.10am: Spend a few minutes outlining your behavioural expectations with the students. I try to ALWAYS do this, as it sets the tone for the day (do it after assembly if you need to). I start with rewards for good behaviour, and ask the students to tell you what their teacher does for this (stickers/house points/certificates etc). Ask them to give you examples of good behaviour, then pick a couple of important ones to watch for. I usually tell students that I’ll watch for people who listen well, give their work their best go and who pack up well and I’ll be giving out stickers/housepoints etc to those people (I often give out a sticker at this point to someone who’s listening well to reinforce the point). Then look at not-so-good behaviour, and for some examples. This can be a chance for the ‘trouble’ students to put their hands up and tell you, as they are used to hearing about them - difference is, this time they get praised for telling you! Talk about consequences for bad behaviour (set your own if the school doesn’t have any) so that the students are clear on what will be happening.

~9.15am: Get started on the work for the day. Follow any given plans as closely as possible, but try not to stress if you can’t get some done. Remember to keep giving out rewards to those doing the right things as incentive for all to behave properly.

~10.45-11am: Break. Do break duty if necessary (bring a whistle, just in case!) otherwise get yourself set up for the next lesson/talk to any students you need to/liaise with TA/go to the loo.

~12pm: Lunchtime. Have a break! Have something to eat and a cuppa, and perhaps start on some marking to ease your workload at the end of the day. Enjoy the quiet. If anything is going drastically wrong, go and talk to someone higher up for advice, as they may be able to help you out.

~ by Renata, an Australian teacher working in Cambridge schools through Protocol Education. Click here to read more by Renata.

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