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A Thank You Note to Substitute Teachers

June 19, 2018

We had to share this amazing thank you note from a very thoughtful elementary school student from the Derry Township School District (one of our partners in PA). Students were asked to write a thank you note to a teacher as part of a display for the school's annual "Young Learners Night." This student decided to thank her substitutes.

Top Ten Reasons to Become a Substitute Teacher

January 15, 2018

Substitute teaching is a remarkably rewarding and worthwhile career path for people in many different walks of life. As a sub, you get to work with children, set your own schedule, and experience many different opportunities in education. Here are our top ten reasons why you should consider becoming a substitute:

Our 15 Favorite Teacher Catchphrases

June 28, 2017

Teachers are always aiming to make an impression on their students. What better way to accomplish this than a catchy saying that will stick in their minds for years to come? The phrases you use can be inspiring and motivating; they can teach a valuable life lesson; or they can be just plain silly! We recently found two articles that contain some awesome catchphrases, and wanted to share 15 of our favorites with you.

Here's Why You Should Stick with Teaching Next Year

May 26, 2017

Here we are again, quickly approaching the end of another school year – which every teacher knows comes with some unique challenges. The kids are starting to feel burnt out and lose focus, while you're still charged with imparting important knowledge upon their young minds. As a teacher, maybe you are feeling burnt out too. You're tired and frustrated, and may find yourself questioning whether you should explore a new career path. 

What a Great Teacher Looks Like

May 1, 2017

Source4Teachers CEO Kendley Davenport and Regional District Manager Joseph Fitzgerald recently attended Roanoke City Public Schools' Teacher of the Year Award Ceremony. The district put together an inspiring video which we wanted to share with our subs. It shows some footage of the three amazing finalists in action and captured some of the teaching strategies they use, why they love teaching, and why it's such an important job.

Heartwarming Notes from Students that Prove Teaching is Worthwhile

March 27, 2017

Whether you're a full-time teacher or a substitute, chances are you've received some notes of adoration and refrigerator-worthy artwork from a student. It doesn't take long to work your way into the hearts of your students you never know which of your actions might leave a lasting impression or gain you a personal fan club. 

Our 12 Favorite Inspirational Quotes for Teachers

March 15, 2017


Every day, teachers inspire their students to work hard, overcome obstacles, and push themselves to achieve incredible things. Today, we'd like to place teachers on the receiving end of the inspiration – so we present to you our top twelve favorite spirit-lifting quotes for teachers!