Practical Advice for Substitute Teachers

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  Even though the school year has started, your brain may still be on summer break. Starting the new school year after a few months off can be a challenging transition, whether you’re new to the profession or a tenured vet. With this in mind, it’s worth reviewing some basic expectations for substitute teachers:  … Read more »

Teach Good Study Habits When There’s Time to Fill

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  Time and time again, substitute teachers find themselves trying to fill classroom time. Whether you finish the lesson plan early, or the teacher failed to leave a lesson plan, you need to be prepared to fill the extra time with something of value. One way to fill time is to teach good study habits…. Read more »

5 Tips for Being a Successful Substitute Teacher

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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 »

How to Keep Students Engaged

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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 »