The job of a
supply teacher can vary quite a bit. In some instances, you will be expected to
just cover a day or so of lessons and not have to do much planning. In other
instances, where you are covering a class for a longer period, you are likely
to have to plan lessons, mark work and basically do the job of the usual teacher.
If you are
qualified as a teacher, then you have the decide to go in to supply teacher
rather than a permanent position or this may be a something that you do when
you are looking to go part time. A supply teacher will often find that their
role varies from school to school and often even from class to class meaning
that each day is different and there are new challenges.
teachers are often paid more per day than permanent teachers so often they only
need to work three days a week to earn the same as a permanent teacher who
works five days a week. It is important to remember though that supply teachers
do not get paid for the holidays unless they are on some sort of a contract
which states they will.
teachers say that they enjoy supply teaching and find it more interesting than
teaching the same class day in day out.
accessories are often very important in order to make our lives a little bit easier.
We often look for appliances that make cooking / heating times shorter and are
easy to use and easy to clean.
of us use a kettle at least a few times a day to either make a cup of tea or
coffee or to boil water to cook potatoes or veg. With this in mind it is
important to remember that if you want a reliable kettle you may need to fork
out a little more than you had hoped. Some kettles have quite fancy features on
such as keep to a certain temperature and rapid boil. These sorts of features
often increase the price of the kettle, but if it is something that would be
handy to you, then it may be worth the extra investment.
choosing your kettle, many people go purely for looks and cost but you should
also check how quickly it boils and the energy efficiency rating. If you tend
to use your kettle a few times in quick succession or boil it and then don’t
make a drink for a while, then choosing a kettle with the keep warm setting can
be ideal. This can also save money on your electricity bills by reducing the
amount of times you have to boil the water.
students have just had their first half term at university and it can often be
very different to what they have been used to at school.
is quite often about independent learning, and you must be motivated to work on
your own, meet deadlines, revise and research. You will not be pushed as much
as at school to attend, so if you do not put the effort in the chances are you
will not be successful. Without drive and determination, you’ll likely to
struggle with the university workload and timetable.
university is a must for some students who have a career in mind which requires
them to have a degree. Other students still may not know exactly what they want
to do but attend university to study a subject they enjoy, which they hope will
help them in future when it comes to finding work.
are there to help you, but they may only help if you show a high level of
commitment. You can get kicked off a course if you do not attend or fall way
behind. If you are struggling with work rather than letting it get out of hand,
speak to your lecturer and ask if you can help some extra help or time to
complete your work.
don’t always get it easy. It is quite a challenging job to do at times and you
will be expected to work on your “days off” to fit in all your marking and
planning not to mention parents evenings and school trips.
Due to the
pressures and time constraints, many teachers who have recently qualified
actually end up leaving the industry in the first year. This means there is a
constant need for new teachers coming through the system. Some schools are
having to rely heavily on teaching assistants to spend a significant period of
time teaching the class on their own rather than actually assisting the
teacher, which is not ideal. Also many schools are turning to supply teachers
to fill gaps whilst they are looking for replacement teachers to employ.
If you fancy a change in career and are up for a challenge, then why not train to be a teacher. Often the main issue is people not being aware of how much work is involved in being a teacher. You may think it’s a cushy job working 9 -3 and weekends off but this simply isn’t realistic and you will be expected to work a lot more hours than this.
Fashion is often
one of those things that you either love or hate. Some people live by fashion
trends where as other purposely dress the opposite to fashion trends that are currently
on the high street. When it comes to children, parents may like their child to
have on trend clothing and foot wear or they may think that they are too young
to be worrying about fashion and would rather they just wear whatever is
fashions for adults may not be appropriate for children and each parent has to
decide for themselves what they allow their child to wear.
If you find
that your child is becoming a little bit too concerned with fashions and with named
brand labels then you may want to start to teach them about the value of money.
Some parents offer their child one pair of trainers for example, but say if the
child wants a more expensive pair then they need to save up their own money to
put towards it. This will make the child really think if they want the item or
not and if they want to spend their money that they may have been saving for a
while on a pair of trainers.
Really the important thing is that your child
feels comfortable and happy in what they wear regardless of what everyone else