Getting the basics of supply teaching right In this programme Glen Segell, author of the ‘Supply Teacher’s Survival Guide’, gives his thoughts on the basics needed to be an effective supply teacher in a primary school. Glen demonstrates some of his advice in action as he takes a Year 3 class for numeracy and literacy.
Glen’s first key bit of advice ‘arrive early’. Supply teachers need to give themselves ample time to get familiar with the resources in the classroom before the pupils come in.
Another tip is to use the most eager students to help with classroom management. Glen also advises on the kit of key resources that a supply teacher should always bring to every job, and what not to forget at the end of the day