Bill Rogers addresses the issues important to supply teachers (substitute teachers) and identifies the skills necessary for handling the demands they face.
Chapter 1: Introduction: The Natural Challenges of Supply Teaching
Introduction: The Natural Challenges of Supply Teaching
O, how full of briers is this working-day world!
You're not our normal teacher!
I began teaching many years ago as an ET (an emergency teacher as we were then called in the 1970s). The current term in Victoria (Australia) is CRT – casual relief teacher, equivalent to a ‘supply teacher’. The term ‘supply’ conjures up for me a teacher bringing relief supplies to ‘the beleaguered garrison … ‘.
My first day as an ET is well remembered. I drove into the car park of the school, a rather shabby looking primary school with many students already at play, by 8.15 a.m. As ...