3 Ways Subbing Helps You Become a Full-Time Teacher

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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.

Sub Survival Guide: How to Address Challenging Classroom Behavior

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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.

Brain Breaks: How to refocus your classroom

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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.

Substitute spotlight: Sarah Rahija

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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.

Sub Pack – How to make sure you’re prepared and have a successful day of substitute teaching

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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.

Substitute spotlight: America Patton

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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.

Insider Secrets: A day in the life of an elementary school substitute teacher

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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.  

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.