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.

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 »