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Posts Made By: Tessa
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 06-30-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Tessa
Routine

SIgning in is a good idea. However, if you don't want them to busy themselves with activities, then what are they going to do?

THese children are going to need something to occupy themselves, and...
Board: Future Teachers 03-28-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Tessa
Gifts from an American to an Australian

Hi Sofia,I'm an Australian teacher (primary/special education/soon to be pre-K) and the thing that I wish we had here were your bulliten board displays, and your resource books. Although we have...
Board: The Job Search 06-03-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Tessa
Interview tips: 1. Always dress for the...

Interview tips:

1. Always dress for the part. Dress like you own the job - i.e. wear clothes which you are comfortable and feel good in. Apparently wearing something red indicates power?

2....
Board: The VENT 04-10-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Tessa
Have a meeting with your kids. In a...

Have a meeting with your kids. In a sit-down-in-acircle kind of meeting. Have a talking 'stone' or object (soft toys work well) which means that the person who has the soft toy gets to talk, and then...
Board: BusyBoard 12-30-2010, 01:59 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Tessa
Hi There, I taught in an international...

Hi There,

I taught in an international school in Germany for a year. If you are going to a European country, please don't assume the following:

Everyone DOESN'T speak English. Be prepared...
Board: BusyBoard 12-30-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Tessa
Hi There, I taught in an international...

Hi There,

I taught in an international school in Germany for a year. If you are going to a European country, please don't assume the following:

Everyone DOESN'T speak English. Be prepared...
Board: Kindergarten 12-06-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Tessa
Australia

As an Australian, my suggestion is for an Australian Christmas!
Here you go: http://tww.id.au/c/index.html

or if you google 'Australian Christmas celebrations' then lots of information will come...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-13-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Tessa
It might be an idea to talk this over wtih your...

It might be an idea to talk this over wtih your team, or with the children's previous teachers, to see if this was a problem last year for any of them.

What I do is have a whiteboard and a dry...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-08-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Tessa
Not sure about the cookies, but I would apply...

Not sure about the cookies, but I would apply using the usual channels (through the website or whatever is appropriate) and then drop your resume in on the closing date, with copies of...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-05-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Tessa
Ron Clark has set up his own school and has his...

Ron Clark has set up his own school and has his own message board - http://www.ronclarkacademy.com. It is much smaller than this one, but well worth the visit!
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-05-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Tessa
These bags are great - for laptops or other...

These bags are great - for laptops or other things - https://www.crumplerbags.com/flash/flash.aspx#/english/default.html I know they are expensive in Australian dollars (about $120 AUD) so they might...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 06-22-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Tessa
As someone who has viewed all of this with an...

As someone who has viewed all of this with an 'overseas' perspective (I'm an Australian who doesn't get the show Down Under) I am curious to know what the actual 'accouncement' was. Can someone fill...
Board: Future Teachers 06-20-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Tessa
Hello from a fellow Aussie! Here's a link...

Hello from a fellow Aussie!

Here's a link which might help:

http://www.ronclarkacademy.com/Message_Forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2757&PN=1
Board: Classroom Management 06-07-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Tessa
I have a child like this in my current class of...

I have a child like this in my current class of Grade 2 students. He started off the year with daily meltdowns, daily 'I won't do this' and general disruptive-to-all classroom behavriour. I realised...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 06-07-2009, 03:42 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Tessa
It's probably either this TV show...

It's probably either this TV show (http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au) or the ABC (http://www.abc.net.au)
Board: ARCHIVE 06-07-2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Tessa
I use the 'shining star' nameplate from here: ...

I use the 'shining star' nameplate from here:
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/Printables/Desk_Nameplates/
Board: The Job Search 06-01-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Tessa
Just email her with a polite - Dear Ms. so and...

Just email her with a polite - Dear Ms. so and so, Just following up on our interview on (insert date). I was just wondering how the process was going and wanted to know the outcome of my interview...
Board: The Job Search 06-01-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Tessa
Having a Master's in my state in Australia gets...

Having a Master's in my state in Australia gets you nothing. No extra pay, just a glance 'Oh you have a Masters,' and I respond 'Yes, and it allowed me to develop my interests furhter in education,...
Board: The Job Search 06-01-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Tessa
1. Take copies of resumes and reference lists....

1. Take copies of resumes and reference lists. Certification, test scores, and academic transcripts. Be prepared to hand people a packet of 'you' information.

2. Be professional. Smile, look...
Board: The Job Search 05-31-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Tessa
I always send in an electronic one with my...

I always send in an electronic one with my application, and then bring a paper one with me to the interview (but we do things slightly differently Down Under, where we interview with the school...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-15-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Tessa
A friend of mine had a 'shoe library'. That is,...

A friend of mine had a 'shoe library'. That is, every time someone borrowed a popular book, or a book from her own collection, they had to give her their shoe.
Board: ARCHIVE 04-15-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tessa
I am an Australian teacher teaching in an...

I am an Australian teacher teaching in an International School (not a Department of Defense School!) in Germany. I love it! PM me if you want more details as well!

However, the requirements for...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-22-2009, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Tessa
I have a colleague who did 'First Grade, First...

I have a colleague who did 'First Grade, First Grade' to the tune of 'New York , New York'. It is more of a graduation song though -...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-28-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tessa
Mem Fox is Australian, and her website is...

Mem Fox is Australian, and her website is http://www.memfox.com. Another author is Paul Jennings - http://www.pauljennings.com.au/index.asp It might also worth be looking for the Children's Book...
Board: Career Decisions 12-27-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Tessa
I am an Australian teacher teaching in an...

I am an Australian teacher teaching in an International School in Germany. I received my qualifications from Australia - it is generally required for any international school that you a) have...



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