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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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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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Creating a Substitute Binder

Calling all teachers! If you don’t already have a substitute binder, we highly suggest you consider making one. Substitute binders are extremely helpful to guest teachers and are sure to keep the quality one’s coming back. What to Include Welcome Letter: The “Welcome Letter” should be the first page of any substitute binder. Your letter…
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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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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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