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Tag: Substitute Teaching

3 Books To Improve Your Substitute Skills This Summer

The air is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the kids are itching in their seats. You know what that means? School is almost out! With Summer quickly approaching, there is no better time to consider how you might improve your substitute skills for next Fall. When you’re having a picnic in the…
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Extroverts and Introverts: How to Serve Both

One of the biggest challenges teachers face is creating a classroom environment that serves all of their students. Each child has a unique personality and learning style, so it can be difficult to create a classroom culture that meets the needs of the whole class. This is especially hard when you weigh the differences between…
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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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Establish Classroom Expectations

As a substitute or teacher, it is important to establish your expectations at the beginning of class. Maintaining a balance between your authority and your connection with students can be difficult, but these simple techniques can help you do both! Help Yourself Out: Create Your Own Poster When you enter a teacher’s classroom, you may…
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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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Set Your New Substitute Up For Success

Imagine you’ve just had a sub accept a request to cover your classroom tomorrow. Great! Now you have peace of mind about taking the day off. As you look at the confirmation email though, you realize that you don’t recognize the name. It’s a new sub. You start to imagine how they may be feeling.…
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5 Tips For a New Substitute

  Ever considered substitute teaching, but don’t have a teaching license? Well now you can give it a shot with Tagg! Tagg is a new web app connecting everyday community members to the classrooms that need them. When you sign up to substitute teach through Tagg, you get access to hundreds of classrooms in your…
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