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Dec 20, 2022

2022 sub success roundup

As 2022 draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on what we’ve accomplished this year and what has resonated with you the most. So, before we jump ahead to the new year, let’s review our most clicked on resources from the past year:

For when you need to fill time:

50 quick activities for when sub lessons run short

There’s a reason this post was a substitute favorite. With dozens of creative projects, movement based activities, and thought experiments, we’ve got you covered for when that lesson plan doesn’t quite make it to the bell. Rather than waste valuable learning time, come equipped with unique activities (such as these!) to engage your students. Take a peek, we’ve got something for every grade level!

For when you’re looking to start substitute teaching:

Complete guide to becoming a substitute teacher in NJ

Many of you have been looking for ways to get involved in your communities via substitute teaching. Luckily, we’ve compiled all the resources necessary to get started. Substitute teaching fits in people’s lives in a myriad of ways. It’s a natural next step for budding educators who have completed their student-teaching assignments; it’s a great transition into the workforce for those who have recently graduated or have taken time off; it’s the perfect option for anyone looking to broaden professional skills or pivot to an encore career. With our highly coveted guide(s), you’ll find all the information you need to get started subbing ASAP!

(Although we’ve been heavily trending in New Jersey, we’ve got you covered in these states as well: New York | Texas | California | Arizona | Washington D.C.)

For when you want to establish A+ communication:

How to leave good substitute notes

Substitute teaching can be unpredictable, hectic, and busy; there’s tons to do and keep track of, especially if you’re starting in a new classroom. Set yourself up for success by developing a positive relationship with the full-time teacher by providing detailed notes for the absent teacher. We’ve got all the helpful tips you need to do just that (without adding any extra stress to your day!)

For when you want to be the best sub possible:

72+ classroom resources for substitute teachers

The job of a substitute teacher is an important one. When full-time teachers are absent, it’s up to you to take the lead and keep students on track. To make your job easier, we’ve put together this comprehensive list of tips, templates, and classroom resources tailored just for you. Since you can’t anticipate the unknown, being as prepared as possible will help you be confident in your ability to think on your feet.

For when you’re looking for a partner in crime:

Why it’s better to sub with Swing

Without the right support, getting started as a substitute teacher can be an arduous process. Luckily, at Swing, there’s a better way to give back to your community. Our technology gives you autonomy over your teaching experience, putting the control back in your hands. When you sub with Swing you can easily find and select the assignments that you actually want, so that you can focus more on teaching and less on the logistics of responding to requests.

Whether you’re an experienced educator looking to advance your career, or just looking to get your feet wet, Swing allows you full control over your teaching career. When you sub with Swing, you can easily find and select the assignments that fit best with your lifestyle — not the other way around. 


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