12 Summer Break Ideas for Teachers

July 26, 2018

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.

Seven Survival Tips for the End of the School Year

April 30, 2018

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.

Working with Students Who Have Autism: 12 Tips for Substitute Teachers

April 13, 2018

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. 

6 School Emergency Preparation Tips for Substitutes

March 29, 2018

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:

7 Line-Up Strategies for Orderly Hallway Transitions

March 12, 2018

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.

5 Ways to Calm Students after Recess

February 22, 2018

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.

What the "Big Game" Means for Substitute Teachers

January 25, 2018

How to Avoid the Flu Outbreak while Working in Schools

December 1, 2017

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.

Summer Jobs for Teachers

July 31, 2017

4th of July Weekend Activities

June 30, 2017

Fourth of July weekend is here! We hope you get to spend some quality time with friends and family, enjoying some fun in the sun. In case the holiday snuck up on you this year and you're scrambling for plans, here are eight fun ideas for you to keep in mind.