Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion: Lessons and Teaching Ideas for Inclusive Schools Week

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*Swing recommends that substitute teachers get all outside teaching resources approved by the school prior to sharing with students. Diversity, acceptance, and inclusion should all be taught at home and in the classroom. And, for teachers, the upcoming Inclusive Schools Week provides an opportune time to further engage students in these important topics, while continuing to implement and reinforce inclusive … Read More

How Swing Education Helped Me Balance Work, Life and Family

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  For Stephen Kooshian, the path to becoming a Swing Sub took a few twists and turns. Though he’d been drawn to teaching since high school, he had two other careers before substitute teaching.  Prior to teaching, Stephen worked in a traditional office job environment and also ran a small business, but he felt that he didn’t have the ownership … Read More

10+ Teaching Resources to Commemorate Native American Heritage Month

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*Swing recommends that substitute teachers get all outside teaching resources approved by the school prior to sharing with students. Since an official proclamation in 1990, November has marked Native American Heritage Month. This represents a dedicated time to celebrate – and teach students – about the culture, traditions, and contributions of Native people, as well as the challenges they have … Read More

How Swing Education Helps This Substitute Teacher Do It All

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  Jose VanDerburg loves helping people and being active in the Los Angeles community. He also loves helping students which is one of the reasons he entered into education as a one-on-one and classroom aide with the local school district.   “It is great meeting and interacting with students on a daily basis,” said VanDerburg. “Having the opportunity to impact young … Read More

How Swing Education Helped This Substitute Teacher Get into the Classroom Quickly

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  After a more than 20-year break from substitute teaching, Valerie Pierce knew she wanted to return to education and follow her passion of helping students. This spurred her decision to go back to school and pursue a degree in special education studies. “I really just love being with students and trying to create an engaging learning environment for them … Read More

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month in the Classroom

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*Swing recommends that substitute teachers get all outside teaching resources approved by the school prior to sharing with students. Wednesday, September 15th marks the kick-off of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latinx Americans. This date is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for the countries of … Read More