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A Substitute Teacher Job Description

It has been said in the past that a substitute teacher’s job description is similar to babysitting.  This cannot be farther from the truth!  Preparation and learning must take place in order for the job to be successful.  All of the rules and structure of the classroom and school must be followed which requires a […]

July 5th, 2015|Blog, Substitute Teaching|0 Comments

The Importance of Teacher Preparation

It is common knowledge that every state is in need of highly qualified teachers in our ever growing education system. Teaching is one of those careers that not only require a strong academic employee who knows their trade, but it is a occupation that requires multitasking, the ability to think on your feet, organization, problem solving, patience, understanding diversity and compassion.
June 30th, 2015|Blog, Substitute Teaching|0 Comments

The Substitute Teacher Shortage

Public schools need a list of qualified people to call on when the teacher is out. They would prefer quality well trained substitute teachers if they had the choice, but some states simply need substitute teachers! The phrase “substitute teacher shortage” is heard quite often nowadays.
June 16th, 2015|Blog, Substitute Teaching|0 Comments

7 Traits of a Quality Substitute Teacher

The job requirements for a substitute teacher have dramatically changed over the years. No longer does the substitute teacher job description solely entail holding down the fort until the regular teacher returns. Each and every day of school is vitally important for the success of all children.
May 27th, 2015|Blog, Substitute Teaching|0 Comments

How parents can participate in motivating teachers.

Teachers continue to face rising pressures from government-imposed rules and regulations, economic cutbacks, state mandated tests and curriculums such as the “No Child Left Behind” Act and parents who want their children to succeed in spite of it all.  In addition, there is a continual lack of funding for special education teachers, leaving responsibility for […]

October 23rd, 2014|Substitute Teaching|0 Comments

Substitute training programs

Imagine you are about to face a roomful of antsy eighth graders.  You’ve managed to land a job as a substitute teacher, and despite the low pay and lack of benefits, you’re excited about starting your new job.  But kids are smart, and if you don’t take control from the outset, they will.  If you […]

October 23rd, 2014|Substitute Teaching|0 Comments

Early Childcare Teacher Shortages

Children at their earliest stages of development rely completely on the adults who care for them to shape their views of themselves and the world.  This role used to be filled solely by parents, or perhaps by nannies or governesses of the wealthy elite.  With the advent of two worker households, most children growing up […]

October 23rd, 2014|Substitute Teaching|0 Comments

Substitute Teacher challenges

Remember substitute teachers? Your teacher was out sick, and without warning a stranger showed up in front of the class. It was pretty easy to tell if they were a good substitute teacher or a bad one. You were happy to get bad substitute teachers, because they didn’t make you work. On the other hand, […]

October 23rd, 2014|Substitute Teaching|0 Comments

Discuss the teacher shortage in America

In a time when schools are under pressure to produce highly educated workers to compete in the global market or suffer the consequences, America is facing a crisis. There is a shortage of teachers in America, and it’s expected to get worse.

There are several reasons for this. The first is pure demographics. The “baby boomers” […]

October 23rd, 2014|Substitute Teaching|0 Comments

How Do I Become a Substitute Teacher?

Substitute teachers play an incredibly important role in schools across America. Any district wants to have a healthy stable of educational professionals on hand who can serve in place of a teacher who has to miss for a sickness, personal emergency or other reason. In these cases, a substitute can become a very valuable commodity […]

January 3rd, 2014|Blog, Substitute Teaching|0 Comments