Substitute Teaching in the time of COVID-19: Practicing Compliance to Keep Students and Teachers Safe

As recently as last November, most of us knew nothing and heard little about the Coronavirus or COVID-19. Now, in the United States, it dictates how we live our personal and professional lives. Some States still wrestle with rising numbers, while others seem to show promise in flattening the curve. But, wherever you live, COVID-19
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How to Balance Teaching and Your Health

One of the most difficult aspects of teaching is acknowledging that all the tasks that need to be completed for you and your students can not possibly be done in one day. From personal experience, I would spend countless hours in my classroom till late every night (well outside the 8-2 paid hours mind you),
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Prepare to Sub in Special Education Classrooms

Special education classrooms can intimidate some substitute teachers but if you are willing to look past some unpredictable behaviors, students in these programs can leave some indelible marks on both your mind and your heart. If you don’t have experience working with kids with developmental disabilities, you may benefit from some additional training before you enter
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Tips to Find Health Insurance as a Sub

Substitute teachers are basically super heroes for schools. Your job is to come to a new classroom, often on short notice, well briefed enough on daily activities and routines that you students don’t feel the effects of their usual teacher being out too much. Sometimes that does not go so well, but you still persevere
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May I Have Your Attention, Please?

It’s often said that teachers must have a “bag of tricks”.  If teachers need a bag, then substitute teachers better have a whole trunk! There aren’t many jobs more challenging than that of a substitute teacher, but with a bag, or a trunk, of tricks it can be infinitely easier. Close your eyes and picture
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