MHED Team Member of the Month: Allison Kirch

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  Every month, we highlight one of our staff members so you can get to know the MHED team a little bit better. This month we spoke with Staffing Specialist Allison Kirch! Tell us about your family and your background. I grew up most of my life in Overland Park, Kansas, although I’m originally from… Read more »

November Sub of the Month: Kim Stieben

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  What do you like most about being a substitute teacher? The uniqueness of all the students and schools I work in. As a long-term sub, I enjoy witnessing the growth of every student in the class. Why did you become a substitute teacher? What is your background or other jobs you have had? I’m… Read more »

August Sub of the Month: Ramona Hawkins

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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 »

5 Skill-Boosting Books for Teachers

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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 »

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 »

Sub Spotlight: Bill Nagy

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As the father of a professional football coach, Bill Nagy’s favorite team has changed more than once. Born and raised in central New Jersey, Bill grew up loving the New York Giants — and hating their arch-rivals the Philadelphia Eagles. That is, until his son Matt began coaching for them. “Overnight, I had become a… Read more »

3 Big Reasons Professional Development is Vital for Substitute Teachers

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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 »

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 »

Get to Know the MHED Staff

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Ashley Peterson Substitute Staffing Specialist   As a former teacher, Ashley Peterson knows what it takes to work in education. Her educator background gives her unique insight into the needs of districts and substitutes alike. “Having been in the classroom for a number of years, I am able to act proactively to address the needs… Read more »