Subs: Get The Most Out Of Your Winter Break

A long winter break is one of the great perks of being a substitute teacher. To help you make the most of it, here’s our holiday break bucket list.

  • Soak in some ‘family time.’ Schools can be a little crazy around the holidays, so once Winter Break hits, enjoy the much deserved R&R.
  • Create some written goals. Most everyone uses the New Year as a time to make a resolution, but you have the time to put some real thought and energy into your goals. Written goals are way more likely to be achieved so write 3 or 4 goals for the year, and then, break them down into monthly tasks you can complete to work toward the completion of your goals.
  • Exercise away the extra holiday calories. Most people only gain one or two extra pounds over the holidays; however, studies show that weight gain adds up because most people never take it off, so a pound or two a year for ten years really adds to your waistline. Use your holiday break from substituting to put in extra work at the gym and make sure your extra holiday weight is history.
  • Take a CPR Class. Use your extra time off to brush up on skills you can use in the classroom. Hopefully you’ll never need to use the skills you learn but if an emergency happens you’ll be confident and ready to help.
  • Find a Few Fresh Sub Activities. If you’re getting tired of the same old games and activities in the classroom chances are your students are too. Spend just half an hour each day of your break searching for fun new sub ideas and you’ll have all new tricks up your sleeve when school is back in session.

If one of your goals is to get more subbing jobs in 2016, please contact us to find out how we can help you find out about sub jobs quickly and conveniently.

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