Summer is in full swing. We hope you're having some fun in the sun – just don't forget the sunscreen! Here are some ideas for things to do with your extra free time before school is back in session.
You may have heard the saying, "There is no tired like end of the year teacher tired." As we head into May, you might indeed feel tired, but this is no time to throw in the towel. Historically, May is one of the highest months for teacher absenteeism – which is the perfect opportunity for substitutes to make some extra money before summer break!
If you feel like your fuel gauge is creeping too close to empty, try out these seven tips to make the most of this crazy time of year.
Substitute teachers may find it challenging to work with students who have autism, since the students may be thrown off by the change in routine. The first and most important concept to remember is that every child on the autism spectrum has unique abilities and challenges – therefore, every student you teach will benefit from different styles of support.
In light of recent tragedy surrounding school violence, schools are cracking down on security measures to ensure their inhabitants' safety. We believe that the best way to remain safe is to be proactive rather than reactive in matters regarding safety and emergency situations. Here are six quick tips to help you prepare for the unknown:
Preparing young students to go to (or return from) lunch, specials, or assemblies is one of the often overlooked but highly important and challenging responsibilities of a teacher. The sudden change of pace and scenery can make students rowdy and talkative. Without well-established procedures in place, substitutes may find it especially difficult to maintain control during these transitions.
If you've ever taught at an elementary school, you know that students often come back to your classroom after lunch or recess in a rowdy stampede of excited chatter and movement. The winter can be especially troublesome since students are generally kept indoors for recess, without much of a chance to expend some of their pent up energy.
With so many children in one spot, it is widely known that schools are some of the most germ-ridden places – and we are in the heart of flu season. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), elementary school children get eight to twelve colds or cases of the flu each school year, while older students are sick about four to six times per year. As a school employee, it is important to be aware of the threat of germs and to prepare accordingly.