Effective Substitute Teaching
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Effective Substitute Teaching

Managing Behavior & Safety in the classroom
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Created by L.V Pinkston
Last updated 8/2016
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  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • * The ability to demonstrate the skills and knowledge that has been displayed through this training * Demonstrate through follow-up conversations a level of understanding gained from the training * Demonstrate an acceptable display of proficiency in classroom control conducted at the conclusion of training
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  • * Ability to read information via computer * Familiarity with printing out MS Word documents * Capability to download and access training documents

   While working on my Master's in Instructional Design & Technology, I decided to create training for substitute teaching for my Capstone course after attending former school district based training. Also prior to starting Substitute teaching, I spoke with other substitute teachers who felt that more help was needed with the classroom atmosphere. As a classroom teacher, I saw the gaps in the relationship between being a classroom teacher and not coming back to chaos in the classroom, while your out. I have identified some probable causes for instructional solutions. So I have created some tools to help substitutes and teachers in the classroom in the long term. 

          This course will help with preparing you before, during, and after you reach the classroom. This course was designed to be the guide for helping you to use the resources that are available after you take this course for more assistance in the classroom. This course will be a guide for utilizing the resources described below: 

Blog- will be used for feedback from other substitutes about the course 

Tools- found on the Weebly page such as seating charts, book reference guides, and 

 lesson plans for special needs assignments. 

Webcasts- for you to share learning experiences in the classroom using the tools  

So what are you waiting for? Let's begin the course today! 


The problems that you can expect to solve are: 

* Retain more employment at schools 

* To reach the mandatory goals of working Mondays and Fridays 

* Provide behavior management training for grade specific age groups 

* To reach the monetary incentives currently in place

Who is the target audience?
  • * Positive attitude towards school/district based rules and procedures * Ability to complete ethical surveys with consideration of what's best for the classroom environment * Positive attitude towards the rules engagement * Ability to create an atmosphere for nurturing the ideas and rights for all students regardless of their race, culture, or ethnicity * Strong commitment to education and all of its forms * Comfortable with lectures that include visuals * Able to complete survey assessments in a timed environment * Ability to interpret data given in graphs and chart forms * Proficient with imputing and saving information for completing assignments Culturally Diverse Learners: * Comprehension of the English language * Ability to understand and comprehend communication of the English language * Familiar with the syntax and constructs of the English language * Ability to interpret and transfer the knowledge of the English language to others with little difficulty
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Objectives for the Course
2 Lectures 01:39

To identify the learners concerns and to provide further resources if needed. It will also consist of assessment on the order of priorities in the classroom. The questions will be in the objective constructed-response form.

Making Sure This Is What You Want To Do
3 questions

Before You Walk Into the Building & Classroom
2 Lectures 14:18

Topics discussed in this lecture are meant to be a guide for being taken seriously as a professional in the school setting. Some schools will give you a Do Not Send or request that you not come back for reasons such as the ones stated in the lecture , so pay close attention. Also please remember children are very observant and don't need any distractions in the classroom. So the topics will be discussed in the for below:

1. Dressing accordingly to your assignment

2. Using respectable speech

3. Body Art and Colored hair

Preview 05:08

This lecture will contain ways to help support you at a school, especially when it's your 1st time at the school. The lecture wil talk about the topics listed below in order:

1. Ways to gain support from school staff and administrators

2. Preparing for obstacles that each school may present

3. How to utilize resources: Maps, Phone Extensions, and Lesson Plans

Presentation & Appearance AT SCHOOL

A quick quiz to make sure that you posses the ability to:

* Work and complete activities under various environmental conditions

* Dress appropriately to carryout the physical and mental duties involved in the classroom setting

* Adjust to various environments, such as working outdoors for P.E assignments

* Work with others within the organizational construct of educational districts

Checking Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
3 questions
Classroom Management
2 Lectures 06:38

This lecture contains a method for acknowledging students by their 1st name. It is helpful in every classroom, not outside P.E situation, but indoor classroom situation. It consists of 1 part:

      Constructing a Seating Chart to establish a first name tracking system

Creating Tracking Systems

This article desribes an example of how to give students some ownership in the daily schedule to help keep them on task and demonstrate your knowledge in the subject matter. The objectives for this lecture include:

-Keeping students on task

-Motivating students to finish tasks and keep order 

-Demonstrating you as knowing what students should be doing academically

Preview 01:33

This assessment will question whether or not you understand the goals for this sections lectures. It will also determine if you understand the:

* The acceptable techniques for maintaining order in all classroom settings

* Obstacles that each school presents

Checking Yourself at the Front Door
3 questions

The training in this course should not be used as a "one size fits all" model, due to the varying influences, such as subject and grade level. The instructional tasks will range as well. Simply because what's required for one age range may not be required for another age group, so here we will assess what you might still need help with.

Looking Forward to the Classroom
3 questions
Classroom Resources & Additional Support
3 Lectures 13:16

In this lecture, I will discuss and present learners with tools to perform duties required for Special Need assignments. Also we will review and discuss more techniques to give children more responsibility and liability for their actions in the classroom. Here we will discuss how to use Lesson Specific lesson plans in the classroom, constructed by classroom teachers to help you in the classroom.

Job Aids

Here I will be discussing the additional resources that are available to you in the future for the classroom. While this course may be coming to an end, there will still be ongoing conversations about techniques used here. We will now discover ways to purchase some worksheet resources online, continue conversations with other substitutes in your region via conference call, or interact via blog. These resources will consist of:

1. Online Web Resources

2. Blog

3. (Bi-Monthly) Online Conference Calls

Ongoing Instruction

About the Instructor
L.V Pinkston
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Instructional Professional

 I was born in Houston, TX but I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. I enjoy all types of music, going to concerts, practicing Yoga, and traveling, I have lived in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, and now I reside in Florida. I have a Bachelor's degree in Justice Studies and I have worked in education for more than ten years.        I have experience working in the classroomenvironment and the online classroom environment. I enjoy working with diverse groups of people and working from home. I have enjoyed working and learning about the techniques and technology that Instructional Design encompasses in education. I hope that you enjoy viewing my site. Please feel free to contact me!


Walden University Minneapolis, MN

Masters of Science in Instructional Design & Technology 12/2015

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Instructional Design & Technology 10/2014

Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA

Bachelors of Science in Justice Studies 07/2003

Minor in Cultural Studies 10/2002