INSIDER SECRETS: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SECONDARY SCHOOL SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

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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.

SURVIVING YOUR FIRST DAY: TIPS FOR FIRST TIME SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

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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.

How to become a substitute teacher

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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.

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.

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 More Ways Subs Can Make Extra Income Over the Summer

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  Many teachers and students nationwide are undoubtedly celebrating the start of summer break. But, like many students getting summer jobs, a lot of teachers are looking for ways to make extra cash over the summer. In our previous blog post, 5 Ways Subs Can Make Extra Income Over the Summer, we gave you some… 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 »

5 Fun Halloween Classroom Activities

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  Need some ideas for Halloween activities? Check out these 5 Halloween classroom activities! Most of these games are low- to no-cost activities you can do with items you likely already have.   Monster Freeze Dance Play Halloween music while the kids dance around. When the music stops, the kids freeze. Those who don’t freeze… Read more »

How Substitutes Can Make a Positive First Impression at a School

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  It doesn’t take long for people to form an opinion of you. That’s why making a good first impression is so crucial. This is especially true for substitute teachers. When school administrators, teachers, and staff gain a positive first impression of you, you are more likely to be asked back, leading to more consistent… 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 »