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Mike Nevels, a substitute with Morgan Hunter Education shares his insight on what it’s like to work as a substitute teacher for elementary-aged students.  

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Sharon Keller, the 2020-2021 De Soto School District Substitute of the Year shares her insight on what it’s like to work as a substitute teacher for both high school and middle school students.

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Properly preparing for your first substitute teaching day is critical to having a successful experience. If you’re a fist-time substitute teacher, follow this helpful advice to mitigate any problems and ensure you have a positive first day.

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Every state has different requirements, and the Kansas City area is unique in that the metro spans two states. If you are considering becoming a substitute in the Kansas City area, you may want to consider meeting the requirements of both states.

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The pandemic left school districts begging for substitute teachers to fill urgent, and often unexpected vacancies throughout the school year. A recent study found 35% of districts surveyed were struggling to fill paraprofessional positions.

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Substitute Teacher Shortage

As the anniversary of the first pandemic-related lockdown approaches, school districts are faced with the realization that the virus is not the only threat to school closures. Amidst navigating the shift to virtual learning, schools face another crisis: a substitute teacher shortage. While the nationwide shortage was a problem even before the pandemic, demand for… Read more »

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Let’s Fly Away Since my first flight at ten years old, I’ve had a lifelong interest in aviation history along with art. Teaching art for forty years allowed me the chance to indulge both. While teaching in Liberal, Kansas I volunteered and served on the board of the air museum there, so after retiring in… Read more »

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MHED chose Gary as our sub of the month for April because he is always very communicative with us, even when not able to work – which isn’t very often. Gary is willing to go wherever we need a substitute teacher and that has been so very helpful. He has been to virtually every school… Read more »

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By Allison Kirch, Staffing Specialist for MHED Understanding and Applying Tiers 3 through 5: Love and belonging, self-esteem and self-actualization Once our students’ basic needs are met, and they feel safe and comfortable in their classroom environment, we need to allow students to express themselves, boost their self-esteem and promote individuality. As educators, we do… Read more »