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It’s like learning how to ride a bike. The more you do it, the better you get. And with training wheels, you forget the scary unknowns and enjoy the ride. Subbing can be the training wheels you need to naturally transition from your current job to the role of full-time teacher. Are you ready to make a positive difference in the lives of others? Here’s how substitute teaching can get you there.

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Being a substitute teacher is no easy task. Some students see a day without their normal classroom teacher as “free time,” which can result in misbehavior that makes it harder to do your job. If you are experiencing turmoil in the classroom, you’re not alone. By taking time to understand the root cause of misbehavior, substitute teachers can help students succeed.

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Ms. Carmody was chosen because she is the definition of a true team player. We love her friendly attitude and willingness to help wherever is needed and always responds to those early morning calls and text messages.  She is dependable and takes those last-minute assignments. She also is responsible, meaning if she accidentally took a job… Read more »

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Do your students seem extra fidgety? Perhaps you are seeing a room full of blank stares or a student or two is seemingly frustrated with their work. Ding Ding Ding! Those are just a couple of indicators that it is time for a Brain Break! Quick brain breaks during or in between lessons are important for student learning, and can relieve students’ frustration, stress and anxiety.

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What does a substitute teacher look like? A stay-at-home mom who wants to spend more time with her kids? A college student wanting to grow their skills before becoming a full-time teacher? Or a retiree who is looking for something to do in their free time? The answer is all of the above, and more.

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Oh no! You have arrived at your substitute teaching position for the day and cannot find lesson plans anywhere. Don’t panic! That is where having a Sub Pack comes in handy. A Sub Pack is kind of like an emergency kit for the classroom. Included in a sub pack are items that will help make sure you have a successful day, no matter what classroom you’re teaching in.

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What does a substitute teacher look like? A stay-at-home mom who wants to spend more time with her kids? A college student wanting to grow their skills before becoming a full-time teacher? Or a retiree who is looking for something to do in their free time? The answer is all of the above, and more.

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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.