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

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

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

Inclusion, Determination, and Grit: Teaching Students Important Lessons from the Paralympic Games

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*Swing recommends that substitute teachers get all outside teaching resources approved by the school prior to sharing with students. The Paralympic Games, which are held every four years and kick off on August 24th in Tokyo, are a longstanding multi-sport event for athletes with physical, mental, and sensorial disabilities. The first Paralympic Games took place in Rome in 1960 and … Read More

End-of-Year Resources to Teach Students about Equity

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*Swing recommends that substitute teachers get all outside teaching resources approved by the school prior to sharing with students. As June marks both Juneteenth and Pride Month, now is a great time to reinforce the importance of equity with students through engaging, topical learning experiences. Also known as Freedom Day and Emancipation Day, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration … Read More

Black History – Free Educator Resources, Lesson Plans, and Stories

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*Swing recommends that substitute teachers get all outside teaching resources approved by the school prior to sharing with students. February is Black History Month, a time when we celebrate and acknowledge the contributions made by African-Americans to American history.  Whether you are helping to execute lesson plans, or seeking ways to increase your own knowledge, below, we share ways to … Read More

How to Start Teaching Online and Continue Building Your Teaching Career

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The demand for remote education is increasing, and Swing Education has moved quickly to forge partnerships with other online education companies to bring new teaching opportunities to substitute teachers.  These partnerships will give you the opportunity to start teaching online, bring in income and ensure students continue working toward their academic goals. Even if you’ve never taught online before, you … Read More