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  The average student spends 187 days — more than one full school year — with substitute teachers throughout their K-12 education. Every day, approximately 274,000 classrooms are led by a substitute teacher. It’s no question that substitute teachers play a significant role in the education of our youth. Regardless, many administrators and staff report… Read more »

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  To Julia Feild, the best part of substitute teaching is making a difference in the lives of children. “I pray that each day I can reach out to at least one student that might be able to have his or her ‘light bulb’ turn on once they understand a concept or new idea,” Julia… Read more »

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When Ramona Hawkins goes on a substitute teaching assignment in the Kansas City, Kansas School District, most of the kids know who she is. That’s because she’s been substitute teaching for more than 20 years. “I have been a substitute for Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools since August 1995,” Ramona said. “I love working with… Read more »

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  Jane Davis retired as a Teacher in Kansas City, KS USD 500 after 32 years of teaching. While she was a teacher she worked out at the local community college and met a lifetime friend at the gym, Lorene Jones. Jane and Lorene were both getting close to retirement and while they were walking… Read more »

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  It’s important for teachers to keep their skills sharp. Staying ahead of innovative teaching techniques is not only vital for your career, it improves the education of your students. There are a lot of terrific books out there to help you in the classroom. Here are 5 of our favorites:     The Freedom… Read more »

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  It doesn’t take long for people to form an opinion of you. That’s why making a good first impression is so crucial. This is especially true for substitute teachers. When school administrators, teachers, and staff gain a positive first impression of you, you are more likely to be asked back, leading to more consistent… Read more »

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  Facebook isn’t just a place to keep up with your friends anymore. It can also be a wonderful resource for your career as a Substitute Teacher. There are a slew of pages focused solely on teachers where you can gain new ideas, helpful teaching tips, and free classroom resources. Here are 6 of our… Read more »

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Amber has been a substitute teacher with MHED for a little over a year.  She subs in Bonner, DeSoto, Eudora and KCK.  She subs in all grade levels but loves the middle school students as well as students with special needs. When her children were young, Amber decided to go back to college and get… Read more »

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  “STRIIIIIIIIIIIIIKE ONE!”  How many times have you heard those words? “STEEEEEEERIKE TWO!”  Those words make you a little more nervous.  But really, how many times have you wondered who is the person reminding you of your status with those stressful words? Meet David Teater, one of our MHED substitute teachers. David is a NCAA/NAIA/NFHS… Read more »

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Meet Bev Kelley.  When Bev is not substitute teaching, she is elbow deep as the sole owner and employee of Home Works by Bev, her own home improvement business. Bev’s love for home improvement started when she was very young.  “I can remember redecorating my bedroom, moving the furniture around when I was a child…. Read more »