Author: Emily

10 Questions To Know For a Teacher Interview

Maybe you are a current Tagg sub interviewing for a full time position or perhaps you took a few years off to be home with your kids. Either way, knowing the answer to these 10 questions can help you prepare and give you the confidence you need when you sit down for your teacher interview.…
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Our Tagg Story: How it All Started

One Teacher’s Idea Looking to pursue an interest in business, Trevor left the teaching profession in 2017. He didn’t, however, leave education completely. Instead, he used the same determination and passion to create a product that would help the very teachers he once worked with. Having experienced it many times himself, Trevor knew the challenge…
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Tagg Helps Schools Find Long Term Subs

Need a sub for longer than a day? As you likely know by now, Tagg recruits and manages a large pool of independent contractor subs. Like Uber, we use the gig-economy model to make sure schools in your area never have to worry about shifting staff around or joining different classrooms together. Most of our…
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The Cost of Teacher Turnover

Do you experience teacher turnover during the Summer? Teacher turnover is becoming more common as less college students go into education and even fewer stick around. Did you know that 6 of 10 new teachers hired every year replace educators leaving the classroom before their retirement? This doesn’t even account for the roughly 9% of…
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Responding to the Substitute Teacher Crisis During the Pandemic

What Schools Are Doing To most schools nationwide, the substitute teacher crisis is not new. In fact, a majority of districts across the country struggled to maintain a steady supply of subs even before the pandemic started. According to a survey conducted by EdWeek Research Center, just 54% of about 250,000 teacher vacancies were filled…
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February Sub of the Month

It’s almost March and that means it’s time to recognize a new Sub of the Month! Our February Sub of the Month is new to Colorado Springs, but certainly not new to substitute teaching. Meet Heidi Shea! Tell us a bit about yourself. Hi! My name is Heidi Shea. I’m new to Colorado, but I…
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January Sub of the Month

It’s that time again! Our first Sub of the Month for 2020 is Rick Yarbrough. Rick has been subbing using Tagg for over a year and continues to serve our partner schools on a weekly basis. We connected with Rick to ask him what he loves most about substitute teaching. Check out what he had…
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December Sub of the Month

Our December Sub of the Month is Timothy Mullins! Timothy, born and raised in Colorado Springs, began using Tagg to be able to spend more time with his family and give back to his community. When he isn’t subbing, Timothy enjoys coaching and officiating schools sports of all levels. Read our interview with Timothy below!…
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November Sub of the Month

Our November Sub of the Month is Caitlin Matty! Caitlin joined Tagg in August 2019 and has since worked at many Tagg partner schools. She loves to travel and enjoys building relationships with others, especially her students. Read our interview with Caitlin below! Tell us a bit about yourself As a life long learner and…
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Try Our Substitute Behavior Coupons

Subs, have you been struggling to keep control of your classes? Well, we have a new free resource for you! Try our Tagg Substitute Behavior Coupons! Studies show that reinforcing positive behavior is one of the most effective ways to manage a classroom. Rather than punish students who are chatty or disruptive, try rewarding students…
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