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  Special education students are a part of the regular classroom environment — and for good reason. They deserve to feel included and to receive the same education as mainstream students. As a substitute teacher, it’s inevitable that you will have the opportunity to work with special needs students on many assignments. While this can… Read more »

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  At an early age, George Blume’s father gave him some advice: If you want your community to be a better place, then YOU work to make it better. It’s wisdom that has guided George all his life. It’s what led him to 27 years as a volunteer firefighter. And 26 years as an Emergency… Read more »

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  After her kids started first grade, Jenna Merriman decided it was time to get back to substitute teaching. “I really enjoy the kids and the variety of classes I get to teach,” Jenna said. “I love the hugs from the kids who remember me.” Prior to her substitute teaching career, Jenna earned a Bachelor’s… Read more »

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Lolita Richard was working on her degree in Elementary Education when her instructor challenged her to write a children’s book. “She asked, ‘with the growth of technology how do we keep students interested in books?’ I did some hard thinking and all I could come up with was to write interesting books, and that’s exactly… Read more »

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After Cecelia McDonald retired, she missed seeing and connecting with her students. She felt she still had a lot to offer, so she became a substitute teacher. “Substitute teaching allows me to interact with kids and stay current with education trends,” Cecelia said. “I love that every day is new when I’m subbing.” Before becoming… Read more »

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  With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we thought we’d share some of our MHED family’s favorite turkey day recipes. Check out the recipes below to find some Thanksgiving favorites along with some non-traditional dishes from the MHED team.   Main Dishes   Turkey Dumpling Soup from Kathryn Zahn, Staffing Specialist at MHED  Ingredients for… Read more »

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When Paul Murray first retired, his wife Marilyn could see that playing golf was not enough for him. She knew he needed to be helping people, so she encouraged him to do something else. That’s when he became a teacher. But before he started working with children, Paul served his country. Joining the army in… Read more »

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Before he retired, Eduardo Almanza wanted to try something different. He had been working in the insurance industry after spending 37 years in the U.S. Air Force as an Aero-Medical Technician and he was looking for a change of pace. “I decided to become a substitute teacher on the suggestion of my wife,” Eduardo said…. Read more »

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  Need some ideas for Halloween activities? Check out these 5 Halloween classroom activities! Most of these games are low- to no-cost activities you can do with items you likely already have.   Monster Freeze Dance Play Halloween music while the kids dance around. When the music stops, the kids freeze. Those who don’t freeze… Read more »

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If you’re going on safari soon, Brenda Ross has some advice. “The important thing to know when going on safari is that you have to be able to run fast and climb a tree.” Brenda should know. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, she has been on her fair share of safaris. “There have been… Read more »