5 Tips for the First 10 Minutes in the Classroom

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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

What the Best Substitute Teachers Do Differently

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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

Are You Ready for Your First Day of Substitute Teaching in a New Classroom? [CHECKLIST]

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  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

10 Reasons to Start Substitute Teaching Today

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Substitute teaching is a rewarding career in education. It provides you the opportunity to set your own schedule, earn a steady paycheck, and gain valuable experience, all while helping the schools and students who need it most.Want to hear more? Here are 10 reasons to start subbing today.

7 Quick Ways for Subs to Beat Stress

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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.