A Few Substitute Teacher Blogs Worth Following

Substitute teaching is a great job that offers you the maximum flexibility and variety in your work day. However, like any job, it has its own unique challenges. There’s no reason to reinvent the wheel every time you step into a new classroom.  Take some great advice from other substitute teachers who have been in your shoes.

Reading blogs from other substitute teachers can help you improve your strategies for substituting and also serve as a reminder that you are not alone in this career. Here are a few great blogs for substitute teachers.

  • Substitutes FTW! has a great collection of games for the classroom. As a substitute you know that sometimes the lesson plans leave you with a little time on your hands, and having a few fun games in your back pocket is a great way to reward students for excellent focus and attention.
  • Just A Substitute Teacher is a well written blog that sprinkles great advice into a substitute’s first person re-telling of his own substitute experiences. You’re sure to pick up some helpful tips here.
  • That’s Not The Way We Usually Do It is an amusing, if slightly cynical, blog about substitute teaching. In the middle of the first hand accounts of subbing, you’ll also find some great ideas like assigning a student director to lead the band class if you’re not particularly musically inclined yourself.
  • Mr. C Pretends To Be provides a whimsical look at subbing with great anecdotal stories that are sure to be relatable to anyone who has spent much time substitute teaching. As an added bonus, Mr. C’s posts are well categorized, so you can easily find posts about substituting specific subjects and age groups.

Reading blog posts is one way to up your game as a substitute teacher. What you do in the classroom is valuable, please contact us for more substitute teaching resources.

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