5 More Ways Subs Can Make Extra Income Over the Summer

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  Many teachers and students nationwide are undoubtedly celebrating the start of summer break. But, like many students getting summer jobs, a lot of teachers are looking for ways to make extra cash over the summer. In our previous blog post, 5 Ways Subs Can Make Extra Income Over the Summer, we gave you some… Read more »

Tips for Successfully Working with Special Education Students

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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 »

5 Fun Halloween Classroom Activities

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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 »

How Substitutes Can Make a Positive First Impression at a School

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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 »

6 Best Teacher Facebook Pages to Follow

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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 »

Stay Healthy: Tips for Substitute Teachers

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  Winter weather is here, and along with it, cold and flu season. Teachers and substitute teachers are especially susceptible to these viruses. In an effort to keep educators healthy, STEDI recently released some tips to help you avoid getting sick. Wash Hands Sleep Exercise Get flu shot Keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer… Read more »

The Importance of Paraprofessionals

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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 »

With Teacher Shortages, Subs More Important Than Ever

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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 »

Differences Between Substitute Teacher Licenses

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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 »

How to Use Absence Management (formally Aesop)

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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 »