Casual Survival Guide

Congratulations on graduating from university and welcome to the world of casual teaching in the Primary School setting. Casual Case is here to guide you through your transition into casual teaching and with all our resources online, you may never leave us.

Our resources are designed to also compliment classroom teacher programs so that your lessons as a relief teacher will be valuable and engaging to all students. Casual Case is here to help so if you have any feedback, questions or ideas for online downloads please email us.

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Tips and Tricks to Survive Casual Teaching

  1. Apply for your approval to teach. Click here to help you with this process.
  2. Contact the schools in your area and distribute your resume.
  3. Download and read our Top Ten Tips for your first Casual Day.
  4. Collect your own personal library of quality texts that we have recommended and have created booklets for. This will prepare you for the early morning phone call. All you need to do is take the book you want to use, log on to Casual Case once at school and print out the booklets you require.
  5. Utilise Casual Cases’s quick links to online resources to help the day run smoothly.
  6. Choose and download a classroom management resource from Casual Case to reward positive behaviour.
  7. Familiarise yourself with games and fillers that Casual Case recommends to assist with keeping students engaged throughout the day.
  8. Inform the classroom teacher what learning has taken place in their absence. Download and print the Daily Record template to write down what activities you have completed with the class. The template also contains optional NSW syllabus outcomes so that you can tick what outcomes have been addressed in your teaching throughout the day.
  9. Make sure you report any issues, concerns or incidents involving students to the executive before you leave. You may not be a preferred casual teacher if you do not address all issues immediately.
  10. Tidy up the classroom. Make sure you leave the classroom as you found it.

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