No one knows the power of first impressions like substitute teachers. Whether you find yourself facing a new class hourly, daily, or weekly, be sure you can answer the question: What kind of first impression do I want to make? And the great thing about being a substitute teacher is that you get to perfect the art of the first … Read More
You don’t want just any substitute filling in at your school — you want the best. And here at Swing, we’ve made it our business to know what sets great subs apart from the pack. Here’s what the very best substitute teachers do differently. They are ready for anything. Stellar substitutes know that anything can happen in another teacher’s classroom. … Read More
Your first day in a new classroom is your chance to set the stage for the days to come. You never get a second chance to make a first impression — and with students, if you don’t establish order from the get-go, it’s twice as difficult to get things back on track. Here are 5 substitute teaching mistakes to avoid … Read More
The other teachers at the school where you’re subbing are an invaluable resource for you. They can help you create a successful subbing experience. Here are 9 essential questions to ask them. 1. What are the current lesson plans? The best way for you to keep students on track and engaged is to get your hands on their regular … Read More
To help you prepare for your first day in a new classroom, we’ve built this handy substitute teacher checklist. Feel free to tailor it to your own needs! Download the checklist here. From the school Student handbook School schedule Emergency protocol info Attendance procedure Class list Wifi passwords Keys Out-of-class procedures (bathroom, water fountain, etc.) School-wide behavior management plan Directory … Read More
You have an important job as a sub. You go into classrooms that are without a teacher and keep students on track. What’s more, you help students through the tough transitions that can come from school staffing issues, and you serve the schools that need the most help. To make your job easier, we’ve put together this comprehensive list of … Read More
Substitute teaching takes skill. You don’t just need to be a great educator. You also need to be flexible, organized, and ready for adventure. Do you have what it takes? Take this quiz to find out.
Let’s face it, even if you love your job, it comes with its challenges. The students take their time getting used to you, the teacher you’re subbing for doesn’t always leave you prepared, and often you may feel like you’re just winging it.So, if you’re feeling stressed out, here are some quick ways to achieve a little relaxation and peace as a substitute educator.
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