MHED Team Member of the Month: Teri Vahey

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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 Administrative Assistant Teri Vahey! Tell us about your family and your background? I am a twin and we were born in Heidelberg, Germany, my dad was a 1st… 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 »

November Sub Spotlight: Paul Murray

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When Paul Murray first retired, his wife Marilyn could see that playing golf was not enough for him. She knew he needed to be helping people, so she encouraged him to do something else. That’s when he became a teacher. But before he started working with children, Paul served his country. Joining the army in… Read more »

October Sub Spotlight: Brenda Ross

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If you’re going on safari soon, Brenda Ross has some advice. “The important thing to know when going on safari is that you have to be able to run fast and climb a tree.” Brenda should know. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, she has been on her fair share of safaris. “There have been… Read more »

September Sub of the Month: Julia Feild

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  To Julia Feild, the best part of substitute teaching is making a difference in the lives of children. “I pray that each day I can reach out to at least one student that might be able to have his or her ‘light bulb’ turn on once they understand a concept or new idea,” Julia… 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 »

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 »

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 »