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How to Keep Your Best Substitutes Coming Back

As the school year comes to a close, now is a great time to think of ways to keep your best substitutes coming back next Fall. We’ve gathered several ideas to serve your substitutes well and encourage them to keep covering your classes well into the school year. Prepare with Your Students Rules Board One…
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Using “I” Statements

You know the situation. There is one student, let’s call him Daniel, who has been whispering to his buddy all class long. Now it’s starting to distract other students too. The teacher decides to address him about the disruption and says, “Daniel, don’t talk during my lesson. You are making it difficult to teach.” At…
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10 Classroom Attention Grabbers

If you’re a sub, getting the attention of a distracted class can be tricky. That is why many teachers rely on visual and auditory exercises to refocus their classes. After you accept a job, message the teacher and ask if the students are familiar with any particular attention grabbers. This way, you’ll know what to…
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Sub of the Month: Tamara Stackhouse

1. Tell us a bit about yourself I am a recent college grad, who has lived all over the United States and studied in Columbia, Missouri, San José, Costa Rica and Florence, Italy.  2. Why did you decide to be a substitute teacher? I began to substitute teach because I loved tutoring, mentoring and working with…
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January Sub of the Month: Interview with Courtney Mitchell

Tell us a bit about yourself? I’m a Virginia native, but have called Colorado home for twenty years. I’m fortunate to have taught preschool through college. Why did you decide to try substitute teaching? I truly feel called to teaching in the classroom, and subbing is the perfect fit for my family right now. What…
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