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One Size Does Not Fit All (Grade Levels)

In a recent post, I wrote about my wife (“Mrs. M”), a substitute teacher who needed to be always prepared for the mysteries and challenges her day might present.  For Mrs. M., knowing the grade level and age range of the students she is about to teach is probably the most essential piece of the puzzle.  … Continue reading One Size Does Not Fit All (Grade Levels) »

There’s No Substitute for Being Prepared

The spring and fall of 2009 have been trying times for California teachers. Even those with several years of experience entered the month of March on an anxious note, with their jobs in jeopardy amidst news of statewide budget cuts. As the temperatures of summer rose, so, too, did the number of pink slips handed … Continue reading There’s No Substitute for Being Prepared »

Sub Grab-Bag: What Every Substitute Teacher Should Have

What might you need on the job when you don’t know anything about it? This happens every day when you are a substitute teacher. Here’s a list of things you should consider having with you on every assignment: Paper clips Marking pens Name tags Seating chart forms Ream of duplicating paper Literature selections Emergency lesson … Continue reading Sub Grab-Bag: What Every Substitute Teacher Should Have »

Tips for Handling Substitute Teachers

There are times when you will not know, in advance, that you will be absent from your job. There may not be enough planned for a substitute. Having a substitute folder is definitely a plus. Have one that you can keep in your desk drawer or in a special spot with your lesson plan book. Inside … Continue reading Tips for Handling Substitute Teachers »