Learn everything that it takes to be a highly sought-after substitute teacher starting with how to get hired all the way through specific advice for each grade level you may be asked to teach.
Learn how to get hired
Getting hired as a sub can often be confusing but here you will learn how to handle it like a pro. From where to go, what to bring with you, and what to expect during the process - this course covers it all!
How to stay hired
Getting hired is just the first step. This course is packed with tons of advice and tips on how to stay hired. You will learn all the ins and outs of being a substitute, how to conduct yourself like a professional, and how to communicate with school staff in a way that will have them begging for you to return.
How to survive in the classroom
The classroom can be a weird and wonderful place that can be intimidating for some. After completing this course, you will be ready to walk into a classroom at any grade level and take charge.
This course includes 28 video lectures that explain everything you need to know to be an effective substitute in today's classrooms. Structured so that it is accessible to anyone and everyone, this course serves as both an introduction and a lifelong reference guide to the world of substitute teaching. Whether you are looking for subbing as a career or as a way to earn some extra cash on the side, this affordable treasure trove of advice is just what you are looking for.
Subbing isn't as bad as some people think! Here you will learn all the of the joys that come with being a substitute teacher.
Subbing isn't all sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes you will have hard days. Here will we talk about what you can expect.
Who to contact within the various districts and corporations you may want to work for.
Important documents that you may be asked to provide.
Information about the various checks you may have to go through.
Tips and advice on getting hired.
The first things you may be asked to do once you accept the job offer.
This lecture discusses the things you definitely want to have available to you at all times.
A lot of the tools and materials recommended by books and staffing agencies are not necessary. We will discuss them here.
What to do, who to contact, and where to go.
How not to lose your cool (or your job) if things get out of hand.
Subbing is not for slackers.
How to maintain order in the classroom so that learning can happen and you can survive the day.
Issues that men face in the substitute teaching world.
Issues that women face in the substitute teaching world.
The end of day note is one of the most important parts of the job. Learn how to write a good one.
They may be small but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy!
Their brains and their bodies are beginning to grow, but so is their attitude.
They want to learn. It's your job to make it happen.
Calming down and growing up.
Realizing their place in the big, wide world.
Adulthood is just around the corner. Some are ready for it, some are not.
Navigating the stormy seas of adolesence.
Books and websites that teachers may find helpful.
I am an elementary teacher from southern Indiana who has spent several years both in the classroom and in the private sector as a computer programmer and quality assurance analyst. Before becoming a full time, licensed teacher I spent several years as a substitute teacher where I learned the ins and outs of classroom management, effective teaching, and how to communicate effectively with teachers and school administrators.
In addition to be a teacher and a computer professional, I am also a writer. I have written two books and have maintained several blogs. I have also spent time creating content for other bloggers in addition to creating and selling curriculum materials to other teachers.