8 Essential Mindsets for Success as a New Substitute Teacher

Being a substitute teacher is like being stuck in between supervising recess and proctoring a test. Not complete anarchy, but certainly not orderly. In order to be a substitute teacher, one must possess a variety of skills that are not particularly needed by contract teachers. Here is my short list of what skills I have to use on a daily basis in order to stay afloat and stay the course […]

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Starting a Grade 2/3 Class as a Substitute

Congrats! You got an LTO for a month in a 2/3 classroom.  I am going to offer some feedback based on the dozens of different 2/3 classes I have taught in. These are some of the best ideas from the classes I have seen so far. 2/3s are very rule and routine oriented. You have a great opportunity to use the month to set up these procedures and develop a […]

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