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Oceanview resources creates resources with a focus for all teachers in primary education, but particularly those working in relief roles.

Using BOOM cards in your Classroom-Going Paperless!!

Using BOOM cards in your Classroom-Going Paperless!!

What is Boom? Boom is a platform that allows teachers to purchase and/or create digital activities for students. Boom “decks” are made up of individual, digital task cards for students to complete. What are the benefits of using Boom cards? …

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Volunteering in schools or encouraging community members to volunteer

Volunteering in schools or encouraging community members to volunteer

How to encourage volunteers into schools Whether their kids are in kindergarten or high school seniors, parents, caregivers and community members have many good reasons to volunteer at school. What Are the Benefits of Getting Involved? Getti…

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Going Paperless with Seesaw App

Going Paperless with Seesaw App

The first time I heard about Seesaw was the first day of term this year. “Just another thing I am so behind in,” I thought. I avoided it like the plague until a colleague of mine – who I would liken to myself in terms of technological unders…

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Should a Relief Teacher Mark the work that has been left?

Should a Relief Teacher Mark the work that has been left?

To mark or not to mark? That is the question, because marking is one of those things that is always questionable as a relief teacher. Back in 2011, I worked as a relief teacher in the UK. One day I travelled for over 2 hours from South East L…

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Side Hustles for Teachers

Side Hustles for Teachers

Holiday jobs for teachers We’re halfway through the long awaited school holidays! While this time is packed with family, sun, relaxing and recuperating before the new school year starts, for relief teachers this usually means a time for tigh…

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Using Pinterest as a Teaching Resource

Using Pinterest as a Teaching Resource

Over the past few years, Pinterest has established itself nicely and cosily on the bookmark tab of thousands. It is a place to go for daily inspiration for the home, wedding planning or even pictures of cute animals, but did you know it can …

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Lessons that require no resources

Lessons that require no resources

Do you find yourself spending hours preparing your lessons? Are you getting very little support from other relief teachers? Is it difficult to know what to teach your children without a syllabus? Would you like some tips on how to create a g…

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Helping disorganised students to become more organised

Helping disorganised students to become more organised

Blog There are always a couple students each year who really struggle to stay organised. Maybe you notice this characteristic in your own children. Messy desks and work areas, can’t locate things, have difficulty getting organised for class,…

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Getting your bag of tricks organised

Getting your bag of tricks organised

Getting your Bag of Tricks Organised Personalising your bag of Tricks Creating your bag of tricks is really a vital part of your experience as a successful Relief teacher. I often suggest to people, that rather than considering a day of no c…

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A letter to New Teachers.

A letter to New Teachers.

Welcome to the amazing new world of teaching....you have worked hard to get to this point, and now you get to put everything you have learned into practice. I hope you are prepared for the emotional journey, (and guaranteed, it most likely w…

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Brain Breaks In the Classroom

Brain Breaks In the Classroom

Ocean View resources on Wordpress Testimonial I am blessed to be able to create resources to make Relief Teaching just a little easier. Before I start on my blog, I am thrilled to share some very kind words I recently received. My Ultimate Re…

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Being the best that you can be - Securing Work as a Relief Teacher

Being the best that you can be - Securing Work as a Relief Teacher

One of the biggest challenges with Relief teaching can be the uncertainty of work. Let’s look at some of the strategies that you can use to support you in becoming a teacher that is valued and offered call backs from the schools that you wor…

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Resources under $5

Resources under $5

Who doesn't love a bargain??? It can be such a challenge on the budget when you are starting to build up your teaching kit with quality resources. As we head into a new year, we are going to see a heap of new teachers graduating and have the…

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Sea Week and Positive Education

Sea Week and Positive Education

Sea Week Resources This week is sea week, and as my resource page name implies, I am very passionate about the ocean. Everything in it, on it and around it. I am blessed to live in a beautiful part of the east coast of Australia, and I encour…

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Getting organised for the New Year

Getting organised for the New Year

Easy Links- Wonderful Websites for very busy teachers This book will save you hours of searching for great websites and downloads to support your teaching and building up your resource library. It is estimated that teachers on average spend …

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New to Teaching??

New to Teaching??

There are so many resources on the market for you as a beginning teacher. If you are after an honest and helpful resource book, then "Surviving and Thriving" by Nadine King is a fantastic book to buy. (from her website) Surviving and Thrivin…

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