13 episodes

This is Australia's leading podcast dedicated to Casual Relief Teachers.
Relief teachers are tasked with providing a seamless transition for students when their usual teacher is away. However, they face many challenges each day and often find it difficult to access high quality professional development. This podcast offers access to high quality professional discussions to support relief teachers whatever stage of their career they are at.
Looking for casual, long or short term teaching work?
Submit your CV
 
Looking for quality teachers?
If you would like to use Tradewind’s teachers in your school, please call 1800 192 195 or send your details to us and we will be in contact shortly. 
 

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    • Education
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

This is Australia's leading podcast dedicated to Casual Relief Teachers.
Relief teachers are tasked with providing a seamless transition for students when their usual teacher is away. However, they face many challenges each day and often find it difficult to access high quality professional development. This podcast offers access to high quality professional discussions to support relief teachers whatever stage of their career they are at.
Looking for casual, long or short term teaching work?
Submit your CV
 
Looking for quality teachers?
If you would like to use Tradewind’s teachers in your school, please call 1800 192 195 or send your details to us and we will be in contact shortly. 
 

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Applying for a Teaching Role: Key Selection Criteria

    Applying for a Teaching Role: Key Selection Criteria

    Applying for a Teaching Role: Key Selection Criteria
     
    Areas covered in this episode:
    The challenges of completing KSCWhere to startHow to divide KSC into more manageable sectionsWhat schools want to see in KSC 
    This episode is a recording of a live webinar in April 2021. The webinar series was part of Tradewind Australia’s ongoing professional support for CRTs.
    The Sway document referred to during the podcast.
     
    The webinars were presented by Ian McNally with former Principals Terry Twomey and Billy Green.
     
    Please record your professional development following the direction from the relevant organisation in your state or territory. If you are registered with the VIT, you can use the guidance ‘How to show evidence of your professional development’. 
     
     
    Looking for work?
    Submit your CV
     
    Looking for quality teachers?
    If you would like to use Tradewind’s teachers in your school, please call 1800 192 195 or send your details to us and we will be in contact shortly.  

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    • 46 min
    CRT: How to make a positive impact every day

    CRT: How to make a positive impact every day

    CRT: How to make a positive impact every day
     
    Schools expect a relief teacher to be able to make a positive impact on their students every day. But how can you have a positive effect when you may not know which school you are going to or what lessons you are going to teach until arriving at the school? What steps can you take to ensure you can teach effectively and ensure student engagement?
     
    Areas covered in this episode:
    -         Preparation
    -         Mindset and approach
    -         Attitudinal challenges
    -         Student outcomes
     
    This episode is a recording of a live webinar in January 2021. The webinar series was part of Tradewind Australia’s ongoing professional support for CRTs.
     
    The webinars were presented by Ian McNally with former Principals Terry Twomey and Billy Green.
     
    Teacher Standards
    Suggested Australian Professional Standards for Teaching covered in this episode:
     
    3.5         Use effective communication (with learners)
    4.3         Manage learning and teaching activities
    4.4         Maintain the safety of learners
     
    Please record your professional development following the direction from the relevant organisation in your state or territory. If you are registered with the VIT, you can use the guidance ‘How to show evidence of your professional development’. 
     
    Looking for work?
    Submit your CV
     
    Looking for quality teachers?
    If you would like to use Tradewind’s teachers in your school, please call 1800 192 195 or send your details to us and we will be in contact shortly. 
     
     
     

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    • 54 min
    I’m a New Grad. Where do I start?

    I’m a New Grad. Where do I start?

    I’m a New Grad. Where do I start?
     
    Being a newly qualified teacher brings both excitement and apprehension. Whether you have secured a role, or are embarking on your new career as a relief teacher, there are many unknowns that provide a challenge to a new teacher. Where do I start? What do I need to prioritise? How do I ensure I get off to a good start?
     
    Areas covered in this episode:
    -         Setting boundaries
    -         Making mistakes
    -         Taking control of your professional development
    -         How relief teaching can help
     
    This episode is a recording of a live webinar in January 2021. The webinar series was part of Tradewind Australia’s ongoing professional support for CRTs.
     
    The webinars were presented by Ian McNally with former Principals Terry Twomey and Billy Green.
     
    Teacher Standards
    Suggested Australian Professional Standards for Teaching covered in this episode:
     
    1.2         Understand how students learn
    2.1         Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
    3.5         Use effective classroom communication
    4.4         Maintain student safety
     
    Please record your professional development following the direction from the relevant organisation in your state or territory. If you are registered with the VIT, you can use the guidance ‘How to show evidence of your professional development’. 
     
    Looking for work?
    Submit your CV
     
    Looking for quality teachers?
    If you would like to use Tradewind’s teachers in your school, please call 1800 192 195 or send your details to us and we will be in contact shortly. 


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    • 53 min
    CRT Classroom Management: The Essentials

    CRT Classroom Management: The Essentials

    CRT Classroom Management: The Essentials
    Every day as a relief teacher presents different challenges. Knowing the essential steps to take will enable you to become capable of managing a classroom in any situation.
     
    Areas covered in this episode:
    -         Why classroom management matters
    -         The difference between classroom and behaviour management
    -         What you can and should control
    -         Preparation, prevention and anticipation
    -         A safe working environment
     
    This episode is a recording of a live webinar in January 2021. The webinar series was part of Tradewind Australia’s ongoing professional support for CRTs.
     
    The webinars were presented by Ian McNally with former Principals Terry Twomey and Billy Green.
     
    Teacher Standards
    Suggested Australian Professional Standards for Teaching covered in this episode:
     
    3.3         Use teaching strategies
    3.5         Use effective classroom communication
    4.3         Manage challenging behaviours
    4.4         Maintain the safety of learners
     
    Please record your professional development following the direction from the relevant organisation in your state or territory. If you are registered with the VIT, you can use the guidance ‘How to show evidence of your professional development’. 
     
    Looking for work?
    Submit your CV
     
    Looking for quality teachers?
    If you would like to use Tradewind’s teachers in your school, please call 1800 192 195 or send your details to us and we will be in contact shortly. 
     
     

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    • 55 min
    Teaching in a Primary School: An Introduction

    Teaching in a Primary School: An Introduction

    Teaching in a Primary School: An Introduction
     
    Schools expect a relief teacher to be able to make a positive impact on their students every day.
     
    Areas covered in this episode:
    -         Expectations and approach
    -         A different environment
    -         Organisation and logistics
    -         Explanation, explanation, explanation
    -         Curriculum and play
    -         Can I please go to the toilet?!
     
    This episode is a recording of a live webinar in January 2021. The webinar series was part of Tradewind Australia’s ongoing professional support for CRTs.
     
    The webinars were presented by Ian McNally with former Principals Terry Twomey and Billy Green.
     
    Teacher Standards
    Suggested Australian Professional Standards for Teaching covered in this episode:
     
    1.2         Understand how students learn
    3.3         Use teaching strategies
    3.5         Use effective classroom communication
    4.4         Maintain student safety
     
    Please record your professional development following the direction from the relevant organisation in your state or territory. If you are registered with the VIT, you can use the guidance ‘How to show evidence of your professional development’. 
     
    Looking for work?
    Submit your CV
     
    Looking for quality teachers?
    If you would like to use Tradewind’s teachers in your school, please call 1800 192 195 or send your details to us and we will be in contact shortly.  

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    • 59 min
    Tough Schools: How to thrive in a challenging environment.

    Tough Schools: How to thrive in a challenging environment.

    Tough Schools. How to thrive in a challenging environment.
    Schools expect a relief teacher to be able to make a positive impact on their students every day.
     
    Areas covered in this episode:
    -         Mindset and approach
    -         Behaviours to expect
    -         Dealing with confrontation
    -         Setting boundaries
    -         Recording and reporting
     
    This episode is a recording of a live webinar in January 2021. The webinar series was part of Tradewind Australia’s ongoing professional support for CRTs.
     
    The webinars were presented by Ian McNally with former Principals Terry Twomey and Billy Green.
     
    Teacher Standards
    Suggested Australian Professional Standards for Teaching covered in this episode:
     
    1.1         Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
    1.2         Understand how students learn
    1.3         Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
    1.5         Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across a full range of abilities             
    3.5         Use effective classroom communication
    4.3         Manage challenging behaviors
     
    Please record your professional development following the direction from the relevant organisation in your state or territory. If you are registered with the VIT, you can use the guidance ‘How to show evidence of your professional development’. 
     
    Looking for work?
    Submit your CV
     
    Looking for quality teachers?
    If you would like to use Tradewind’s teachers in your school, please call 1800 192 195 or send your details to us and we will be in contact shortly.  

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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Tortoni2021 ,

Great listen!

This podcast is an extremely helpful tool for CRT teachers. The presenters have a wealth of knowledge.

Newgraduate21 ,

Fantastic

Excellent podcast for CRT and new grads starting out. Highly recommend.

Georgelly ,

CRT Intro

It is a challenging endeavour being a CRT and not having the same class day after day. These podcasts helped me learn about what to expect and how to manage a variety of situations I had not considered. Excellent and vital for all CRTs.

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