SUBSTITUTE TEACHER SHORTAGE REVEALS GROWING NEED FOR PARAPROFESSIONALS

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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.

In short supply: Substitute teachers more essential than ever

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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 »

February Subs of the Month: Tom & Debbie Sack

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Tom and Debbie Sack have been substitute teachers for MHED since October 2015. We appreciate their dedication to teaching the students and their willingness to work as often as they can. They communicate with MHED daily about future available jobs and we truly appreciate their loyalty and hard work. We have been married almost 45… Read more »

How to Celebrate Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week

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Celebrate Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week May 6 – 10 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… Read more »

5 Ways to Celebrate Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week 2018

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Honor the Substitute Teachers in Your District May 7 – 11 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… Read more »

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

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  With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we thought we’d share some of our MHED family’s favorite turkey day recipes. Check out the recipes below to find some Thanksgiving favorites along with some non-traditional dishes from the MHED team.   Main Dishes   Turkey Dumpling Soup from Kathryn Zahn, Staffing Specialist at MHED  Ingredients for… Read more »

How Administrators Can Keep Their Best Substitutes Coming Back

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  The average student spends 187 days — more than one full school year — with substitute teachers throughout their K-12 education. Every day, approximately 274,000 classrooms are led by a substitute teacher. It’s no question that substitute teachers play a significant role in the education of our youth. Regardless, many administrators and staff report… 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 »