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 »

Emergency Lesson Plans: December

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  If you complete the regular teacher’s lesson plan early, use these emergency lesson plans to keep your students busy! Elementary School Lesson Plan Directions: Below are the coordinates of cities along the route Santa Claus takes as he travels the world. Use a map, atlas, or globe to answer the questions about each location…. Read more »

Sub Spotlight: Andy Gilliand

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  This month, we are celebrating Andy Gilliand with our November Sub Spotlight! Andy is a military veteran who eventually earned the rank of Major. Some other jobs he held in the Army were Signal Corp as an enlisted rank at Fort Bragg and Armor Officer after Officer Candidate School. He has been stationed at Fort… Read more »

Emergency Lesson Plans: October

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Elementary: Pumpkin Life Cycle                         Fall is a great time to study pumpkins! This resource can help students describe and identify the life cycle of a pumpkin. You could also have your students write stories about: The last pumpkin in the patch from the… Read more »

Sub of the Month – May 2016

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The MHED Team would like to congratulate the May Sub of the Month Peggy Brown! Peggy Brown is originally from Pennsylvania. She attended Shippensburg University straight out of high school and majored in Elementary Education and minored in Social Studies. Peggy says, “It’s hard growing up near Gettysburg, PA and not loving learning about history!”… Read more »

5 Ways Subs Can Make Extra Income Over the Summer

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For some substitute teachers, summer is a welcomed break — a chance to travel, catch up on projects around the house, lounge at the pool, or spend time with family. For others, it’s an opportunity to make some extra cash. But unless you are able to get substitute jobs for summer school, you need to… Read more »

5 Ways to Celebrate Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week

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Honor the substitutes in your district May 2-9 Substitute teachers make an incredible impact on our children’s education. In fact, one full year of a child’s K-12 education is taught by substitute teachers, according to the Substitute Teaching Institute at Utah State University. In recognition of all they do, schools across the country will celebrate… Read more »

Sub Spotlight: Kelly Kultala

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If you live in Wyandotte County, the name Kelly Kultala may be familiar to you.  Kelly was a Kansas State Senator for the 5th District from 2008-2012.  She also served on the Piper USD 203 School Board in 1999-2001 and 2006-2007 and the Unified Government of WYCO/KCK Board of Commissioners in 2001-2005.  She also ran… Read more »

Sub of the Month – February 2016

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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 »

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 »