First Nations Background and Borders

Are you looking for First Nations backgrounds and borders? First Nations Aboriginal Gija and Jaru man, Carl Merrison, has made some borders and backgrounds for personal classroom and/or commercial use. These backgrounds and borders could be used in worksheets, displays, homework, Power Points, workbooks and more to add a splash

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Is teaching in a remote community for me?

We have seen some amazing teachers, some not so amazing, some that lasted literally a day. We’ve seen teachers stand confused while students jumped on desks, teachers who gave colouring sheets as assessment in high school unable to understand differentiation, teachers who felt depressed and isolated. We’ve seen teachers make

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Shopping for your remote classroom

Shopping for your new remote classroom can be exciting! We’ve done some of the hard work for you. If you have not yet had an uplift (Education Department paid removal) and you don’t have restricted allowance (some states do) then you might consider bringing classroom resources with you to save

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The Remote Teacher Memberships

We sometimes get asked what is the benefit of joining our online memberships for outback teachers, remote teachers, new graduate Australian teachers in remote communities? We know that moving to a new small community in the Australian outback to take up your first remote teaching position is a HUGE move.

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Career advancement in remote community schools

Working as a teacher in a remote community can present many personal and professional opportunities and benefits. One of which can we career progression. To maximise your success during your time remote- whatever ‘success’ looks like for you- it is important to think about your goals and the steps you

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Planning for success in Term 2

You’ve survived your first term of remote teaching! That is so huge. Well done you, the deadly remote teacher! First term was all about finding your feet- unpacking your house, getting to know your students, new colleagues, new community, new culture, new language, new ways of learning, new expectations at

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Encouraging Australian First Nations students to write

“I can’t think of anything”, “I have nothing to write about”, “I can’t write”…. Sometimes it can be tough to motivate our students to write. Sometimes it can be tough to support low literacy students to ‘take a risk’ to see that they can write or they have stories that

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Budgeting as a Remote Teacher

I wish, I wish I had of sort some financial advice or done some self directed financial education before my time remote. Understanding how to budget your teaching wage (after skimping as a university student) AND how to manage your extra allowances and incentives can be a big learning curve.

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Maths Doesn’t Have to be an Abstract Concept- Angles

Sometimes when working in remote community schools it might seem like some concepts will never have real application for remote students who choose to live and thrive in their own remote communities. Angles might be one of those for some students. So connecting the concept to students lived experiences is

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