Teachers start 2017 organised, relaxed and happy

How is this term finishing up for you? Are these last weeks a stressed blur of working out grades, report comments, student profiles and trying to remember everything that was covered throughout the year as you completed your register? If only you had kept up with it all throughout the year!

A rescue plan from consultingleanne.com!

Our greatest wish for your year end – looking forward to a calm, prepared start to the new year, that will keep you organised for the rest of the year. Imagine term 4 2017, where your registers are already complete and you will have all of your grades, student profiles and report comments ready to go.

2017_go_wsThat’s right, in this workshop you will create:

  • a day book
  • year planner
  • class roll
  • mark book

and learn how to maintain the files throughout the year with time saving tips!

This workshop will be held in Penrith, NSW. Exact venue will be advised closer to the date of the workshop. Penrith is a central location, just 1 hour from Sydney and Katoomba, 90 minutes from Wollongong and Gosford. Free pick up from Penrith station is available if you are coming by public transport.

Two dates are available: One in December so you can get your mark book organised while everything you needed to do this year is fresh in your mind; or one in January once you have had time to unwind a little!

Enrol now – places are limited to small numbers to ensure participants receive the assistance they need.

Workshop cost is $220 including GST. Morning tea and lunch are provided, so you can relax, while getting all your paperwork under control.

Advice for teachers visiting their new school

It is that time of year when next year’s timetables are getting sorted, positions are being advertised and teachers all around the country are finding out where they will be working next year. Whether you are a brand new teacher or a veteran, starting at a new school is always a huge learning curve, and although exciting, can set your mind spinning relentlessly.

When starting at a new school, there are so many questions to ask, you can often feel overwhelmed and forget to ask for information that will make your planning so much easier.

There is nothing worse than being confronted with a classroom behaviour issue, and realising on the spot you are not sure of the school culture regarding this aspect. Which technique will have the best outcome? Or sitting down to write reports only to realise they are not formatted as you expected they would be and having to spend countless extra hours to reformat your marks, or even worse, that you haven’t collected enough data to make a fair judgement about certain criteria.

Asking the right questions upfront ensures your planning will be successful. Use this handy checklist as a starting point! What else would you ask? Leave a comment below!

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