10 Secrets I Learned While Substitute Teaching. Substitute teaching can be quite a challenging job, especially if you are a new teacher.
If you think about it, substitute teaching is your first real experience all on your own with a classroom full of students, so of course it’s going to be scary. To help ease some of your angst, here are ten secrets that I learned while substitute teaching. 1. Arrive Early when Substitute Teaching When you arrive early, a lot of things happen. 2. Confidence is the single best thing that you can have when you are a substitute teacher. 3. Every substitute teacher must be prepared for the unexpected.
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“I was on the list at Centerville High School and got called like every day. So, I can see where there is a shortage,” said Larkin, who now substitute teaches at Alter High School several times a month. Substitutes like Larkin are becoming more difficult for school districts to find. Frank DePalma the former Centerville High School superintendent says it’s a growing concern. “Absolutely, there is a shortage. DePalma says the lack of substitute teachers is due to several reasons like fewer people going into the field, especially in math and science. “There are a lot of temporary jobs available in the private and public sector. “Simply because they were changing on the rules, so there was a big exit that way,” said Larkin. Like this: Like Loading... Tips Tricks and Ideas for Teachers of Every Grade. The Power to Teach. Substitute Teacher Tips and Advice. Tips for Substitute Teachers. Substitute Tips, Ideas, Lessons, and Activities.
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Whether you're a seasoned sub or a total newbie, we've got you covered with these 50 tips, tricks and ideas from our very own WeAreTeachers HELPLINE! And around the Web. Kids getting antsy with those last awkward ten minutes? Try one of these ideas from Love, Teach. 2. 3. 10 Creative Ways to Introduce Yourself to Students. We once heard of a teacher who dressed up in her best bell bottoms and discoed her way into her classroom on the first day with Gloria Gaynor blasting from the speakers.
Elaborate, but memorable—and if you decide to go that route, please send us a video so we can post it on our Facebook page for all the world to see. Of course, there are plenty of creative ways to introduce yourself to students that don't involve you squeezing into your 1970s pants or looking like a fool. Here are 10 fun ideas: Make a photo book. "Last year, I made an 'ABC' photo book on Shutterfly and included one thing about myself for each letter of the alphabet.
Question for you: How do you introduce yourself to your students on the first day of school? Quest for stronger subs in schools. During two decades of teaching, Andrea Giunta wasn’t sure what she would find a day after a substitute teacher was in her classroom.
Sometimes substitutes taught the lesson plan she left, and students produced high-quality work. Sometimes the lesson plan was followed only partially, but she felt she had to reteach the material once she returned. One time, a young substitute ignored her lesson plan and played his guitar all day. As a bilingual teacher in the Denver, Tempe and Phoenix districts, she learned to get to know substitute teachers and call them personally to step in for her.
When she ran for vice president of the National Education Association, Giunta asked a recently retired teacher to fill in for her each time she visited lawmakers and worked on policy. “I relied on a few people, and if one was not available, I’d call the next one,” says Giunta, now senior policy analyst for NEA. Strong laws, contracts. 5 Secrets of Substitute Teaching. Substitute teaching is a very challenging job—even full-time teachers will admit that.
It’s near impossible to walk into a room full of strangers and expect they’ll respect you, listen to you, and behave nicely! But I have found that if I prepare myself I have a much better chance at a successful day. I asked a longtime third grade teacher in Weston, CT for his best advice for subs and he told me, “It’s important to have a toolbox of strategies and activities to be effective.” I couldn’t agree more. Here’s my blueprint for making it through the day as a sub: 1.