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The MHED Team would like to congratulate our February Sub of the Month Anne Martin!    Congratulations to Anne Martin, MHED February 2016 Sub of the Month! Anne has been a substitute teacher with MHED since July of 2014. She has taken on many long term assignments as well as been a highly requested substitute… Read more »

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    When we think of the people responsible for educating our children, we typically think of teachers. But there is another unsung hero in America’s classrooms whose job is just as important as a teacher’s — the paraprofessional. There are currently more than 250,000 paraprofessionals working in schools across the country. They typically assist… Read more »

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With multiple states across the nation experiencing teacher shortages, substitute teachers are more in-demand than ever. According to Frontline Technologies, 62 percent of districts surveyed have a problem finding enough applicants for open positions. Opinions vary on what is causing the shortage — slashed budgets, low enrollment in teacher training programs, low pay — and… Read more »

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  If you are thinking of becoming a substitute teacher in Kansas or Missouri, there are a few requirements you must meet before you can begin your new career. Besides passing a background check and having the proper education, you will need to obtain one of the substitute teaching licenses required by each state. But… Read more »

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  Educators spend years in the classroom preparing for their profession. So the thought of additional education can irk some teachers. Though continuing your education can be a time-consuming endeavor, it is extremely important — not only for your career but for your students as well. More Available Jobs Substitute teaching can offer a flexible… Read more »

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President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law December 10, replacing the much maligned No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). ESSA aims to fix the one-size-fits-all approach created by NCLB, giving state and local officials more power over testing and accountability. President Obama called the passage of the bipartisan legislation a “Christmas… Read more »

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  While substitute teaching can be very rewarding, it can also be extremely challenging. Substitutes are expected to command a classroom full of kids they’ve likely never met and teach subjects in which they may not be an expert. They are expected to adapt to a number of factors outside their control. And, the majority… Read more »

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  The way in which school districts are finding substitutes is changing. Technological advances, the Affordable Care Act and low fill rates have all caused more and more school districts to outsource their substitute staffing needs. Working with a private substitute staffing firm has many advantages for school districts. Rather than deal with the headaches… Read more »

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  MHED uses a system called Absence Management to schedule substitute teaching jobs. Absence Management can be used online or over the phone and is an easy way for you to manage your substitute teaching schedule. If you are new to MHED, this quick start guide should give you enough information to get started: Logging… Read more »

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One of the biggest challenges for teachers is keeping students engaged. Unengaged students are unmotivated or uninterested in what’s being taught — and, if left alone, they can erode the positive learning environment teachers strive so hard to achieve. How do you, as a substitute teacher, successfully engage students in the small time you have… Read more »