Code Switching Yarn Circle

Not quite sure how to incorporate ‘code switching’ activities to support students in moving between Aboriginal English (AE), Kriole or traditional language to Standard Australian English(SAE)? It can be really tricky as a mainstream teacher understanding how to support English as a Second Language or Dialect (ESLD) students to acquire

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Setting Up Your Remote Classroom

It’s so exciting setting up your remote classroom for the first time! What works in your mainstream city classroom might not be the best classroom design options for remote. Some considerations for what you decide to use in your classroom: Removable covers are great! Anything red or dark colours would

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Ways to overcome anxiety about your remote teaching role

Feeling overwhelmed or anxious about your upcoming remote teacher role? I remember when I landed my first remote teaching role- I was trawling the internet for any research, article or idea for how to best prepare and what to expect! If you are like me, these ideas might help you

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17 Behaviour Management Considerations in your Remote Classroom

Sick of feeling overwhelmed, overworked and stressed about behaviour management? Want to feel confident, successful and stress-free walking into your remote classroom? There are so many complex dynamics in any classroom- whether mainstream or not. In remote classrooms you have additional layers of ESLD, different cultures, a history of intergenerational

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What Should I Pack To Take Remote?

One of the common questions over on Teachers in Remote Communities (Past, Present, Future) is ‘what should I be packing to take with me to my remote teaching placement?’. One of our deadly members, Felicia, suggested that we compile some of the answers and add our own ideas to a

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How to be successful in your remote teaching role

Remote teaching can be amazing, career building, character building… it can also be stressful, overwhelming and a lot of hard work. You might be at the start of your remote journey or mid way through and questioning how to make your experience remote the best it can be. Firstly, you’ll

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What to pack for your remote teaching role

There are four pre-packing considerations and four packing logistics to consider when getting ready for your move to your rural or remote teaching placement. After you are granted a contract in a remote community school you should do the following things to help you decide what to pack to take

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Suggested Reading for New Teachers in Remote Communities

New to remote teaching and want to learn more? Beginning remote community teachers often ask how they can best prepare for their new teaching positions in outback Australia. We have compiled a list of readings and resources that might help you feel more culturally aware and mentally prepared for your

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Mental Health as Remote Teachers

This topic is so vitally important. You can’t fill from an empty cup- as they say. Working as a teacher in a remote community school in outback Australia can be hard work. You leave your family and travel a long way from your family and friends, you start a new

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Teaching out of subject area as a remote teacher

Remote community schools can be small (so limited staff juggling the curriculum) or hard to staff and this sometimes means you might be asked to teach out of your qualified subject area. This can be overwhelming for teachers who are new to remote teaching- you have just moved to a

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