Feedback from teachers around Australia.
(Paraphrased from answers to the survey below)
(Paraphrased from answers to the survey below)
“I am a big fan of Just Teach resources. As I have mentioned to the Just Teach team on numerous occasions, I love the content and layout of their learning programs.
I have purchased History & Geography resources and found the layout and amount of content to be extremely good. The pricing of these resources is excellent and as a fairly new teacher, it allows me to have some me time again as I don’t have to search for content to engage the students and their learning.” – Christine from WA
“I purchased the YR6 ‘Australia as a Nation: Everyone Matters. Everyone Belongs’ Term Pack. I thought it was fantastic… the layout in particular as I have used this same layout for other learning areas. I like also the fact that Just Teach are beginning to link History with English – a great idea for integration.” – Maria from WA
“Just Teach resources are of a very good quality. The layout & amount of content is extremely good. Access to information and pictures that I didn't know existed or would have spent hours searching for. Thank you.
Using text or resource books to help me find all the information would have cost hundreds of dollars; having it all supplied and for this cost is fabulous.
I found the web pages excellent for the students; they really enjoyed the YouTube clips and were really engaged. For myself I found it wonderful how the unit was referenced to the Australian Curriculum. The information was amazing, I keep telling my peers how wonderful your site is.” – Chris from WA
(Christine purchased History YR4 Term Packs: First Contacts Series; Australia's first peoples. The Nature & Effect of Contact, Charting Unknown lands, The First Fleet Makes Contact, Geography.YR4.Term Pack.The Earth's Environment Sustains All Life. Where in the World and the History.YR5.Year Pack: The Australian Colonies. Convicts & Colonies. Impacting the Colonies. Shaping the Colonies. Many Migrants')
“I purchased the YR4 Biological Science Term Pack and found the quality, layout and amount of content to be extremely good!
As a home-learning family I am always on the lookout for great resources for my children and as a Mum of 4 children between the ages of 1-9 yrs, I am finding that I don't have to spend a lot of time researching before being able to give a lesson.
I'm really impressed with the amount of information in the lessons and the fact that it is age appropriate. I have only ordered 1 subject so far to trial it but will be ordering many more.
The resources are extremely good value; I have in the past purchased a LOT of different resources and the price comparison between most of them and Just Teach has been a real eye opener. Not only saving me time but money as well.
I am really impressed with the content of the yr 4 Biological Science Term Pack. It has some wonderful and effective ways of teaching my daughter. I love that there are links for her to do research instead of just reading from notes on paper and she really enjoys it. Thank you” – Debbie from Victoria, May 2013
“I purchased the English YR7 ‘The Little prince Novel Study’, Maths YR6 ‘Directed Numbers’ Lesson Plan, History YR6 ‘Australia as a Nation: Everyone Matters. Everyone Belongs’ Term Pack, and the Science YR6 ‘Biological Science. Growth & Survival’ Term Pack.
The resources are of extremely good value and quality. The amount of content was extremely good too in a very good layout. There was plenty of content and more for the whole term.
I think very highly of the resources, the website and the email contact. I emailed Dion on a Sunday morning and he replied almost immediately.
Because I am a full time contract teacher as well as a Midwife, I am time poor so your resources save me heaps of time. I am about to purchase more ASAP!!!!
Love the free resources to trial and I recommend Just Teach to all my colleagues. Excellent work guys-love it!!!! Thank heaps” – Lorna from South Australia, April 2013
“I purchased Ancient Civilizations - Ancient Rome and I am about to purchase the Ancient Investigations unit.
I found the quality, layout and amount of content extremely good. I haven't taught the Ancient Rome topic yet but after perusing your unit I am impressed with the work you have already done for teachers - ie inclusion of multitude of websites, YouTube clips and the tasks already compiled. It is certainly comprehensive and gives teachers many choices on resources to use to suit their cohort and interests within the topic.
‘What are my thoughts on the price?’ - Well that one is very obvious - we pay up to $60 for a text book from Pearson or Oxford and then more for an e card and I have experienced problems in getting the online games to load ( as have other people) so your history units are great value for money. – Alison from South Australia, April 2013
“Extremely good quality, very good layout and extremely good amount of content with lots of variety and links to videos etc to cater for different learning styles. The price was comparable to a small book and right on the required topic.
I purchased the Ancient China Term Pack and was very pleased to find a relevant, accessible resource which I can follow or modify to meet the needs of my students.” - Helen from South Australia, March 2013.
“Extremely good quality and layout. The amount of content was extremely good too. The objective of the lessons and the curriculum links to the Australian Curriculum have made it really easy for me to read and ensure I am covering what is needed in my class for this Term. It will also help with report writing, which can be so daunting at the best of times. I purchased the History YR4 First Contacts and YR5 The Australian Colonies Term Packs and found them to be extremely good value. This is my second year of teaching, and I really struggled last year trying to find the lesson plans/ideas that I would have used in my classroom. Your unit plan has made it so easy and covered everything so well, the recommended website in particular have been invaluable. An added bonus is the reaction I get from my students, they are loving the unit.” - Connie from Victoria. March 2013
“I found the quality and the amount of content to be extremely good with a very good layout. I purchased the History YR3 Term Pack on Community & Remembrance and found it to be very good value. I thought it was an Excellent Term Plan. Saves me so much time. I look forward to more Year Three plans.” – Gary from Western Australia, February 2013.
“I purchased the History YR 3,4&5 Term Packs titled First Contacts, Community & Remembrance & The Australian Colonies. The quality and layout of the content was very good. The amount of content extremely good; the content took me in some directions I had never considered. As I am the only history teacher in the area in which I teach, it is nice to have somewhere from which I can gather resources to combine with my own teaching ideas. The units seem to be quite good value for the cost. I will be getting the units for the years 1,2 and 6 history when I have more money in the kitty.” - Sue from South Australia, February 2013.
(Sue came back a few weeks later and purchased History Term Packs for YR2, Changing Technologies and YR6, Australia as a Nation.)
“The quality of the content was extremely good. The layout and amount of content was very good too.
The lessons could be kept as they were, or 'stretched' out over two weeks, depending on the level of prior knowledge of the students.
The resource was worth every cent after family leave for 7 years!!!
Australian Colonies was exactly what we needed! Clear, concise lessons which weren't 'drawn out' or boring! The kids loved the YouTube clips and appreciated the effort of balancing reading, writing and listening.
Thanks again for a wonderful resource.....I'll be purchasing more!” – Amber from Victoria, February 2013.