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

Resources to Help Teach About and Celebrate Asian Pacific 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. May marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate and acknowledge the culture, heritage, and history of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. According to The Library of Congress, May was chosen as it commemorates the immigration of … Read More

Women Rock Stars in Substitute Teaching: Catching Up with Hall of Famer Valerie Aduba

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In recognition of Women’s History month, we caught up with a phenomenal educator to share her impact story with the world.  Did you know more than 70 percent of the substitute workforce is made up of women? This equates to more than 900,000 women substitute teachers who day-in and day-out are making a difference in their school communities and with the … Read More