This certainly took all stress off of the first day jitters and allowed the students to see my face and know who would be taking over for the remainder of the teacher's absence. Learn all you can about using classroom technology before you go to an assignment. He holds degrees from two universities: a B. The book includes 144 ready-to-use emergency lesson plans for grades K¾5 and contains useful suggestions and 24 learning exercises for each grade level. Learn where teacher workroom, restrooms, computer rooms, etc are located. Students can be savvy little creatures.
A friendly smile over coffee, tea, or even chocolate makes it a little easier to establish a professional relationship. Suitable clothing for school can be found almost anywhere at an affordable price. From the Back Cover: When substitute teachers are assigned to a classroom, they often have no directions, no lesson plans, no information, and little hope of success. Here are some pointers on how I learned to lessen my need for control, survive as a long-term sub and create a for me and my students. Before you step into any classroom, you should brush up on classroom management skills. The Substitute Teaching Survival Guide offers substitute and regular teachers of grades K—5 a welcome resource for planning and implementing a productive day of student learning.
What will happen if you do that? Want a full-time job and the respect of students and colleagues? Los archivos ePub terminan con la extensión. Try to follow the lesson as closely as possible and stick to the daily schedule. My very first day, I subbed for a junior high band class and there were about 70 6th graders and just one of me! The book also will help regular classroom teachers and administrators understand the needs and problems of their substitutes. I had absolutely no idea what to expect. It took me a little while of just walking around looking into cabinets, shelves, closets, etc to locate specific tools that would be useful as the days progressed. When you substituted for a teacher, what did you think about their lesson plans? The E-mail message field is required. Many times things will be ready for a substitute, but there may be times where this is not the case.
If you want to be recognized as a professional by colleagues and students, dress like one. I would love to get to the class early, but if I get there 30 minutes early I will just have to sit in the office and wait for the secretary to arrive. So far, I have participated in bake sales, raffles, and parties. There will be times when you will be asked to administer a quiz or test to the class. But I realize it is because they spend all day putting out fires.
I have been to China. I quickly rearranged the desks in groups and set up daily routines such as reading to the students, quiz bowls, and other incentives to keep students focused on learning. I seriously feel much better about getting that first call now. I hope this has been helpful so far. Start the class right away. But what happens when you are called to be a long-term substitute and, unfortunately, the teacher was unable to leave plans, behavior charts, seat arrangements, or any of the usual information that makes walking into the classroom, picking up a textbook, and proceeding easier? I yearned to add personal touches to the lessons and classroom, so I met with the principal and spoke with the teacher.
On other occasions I bring in an album of pictures I took in London, Paris, Germany, and the Netherlands. After all, teaching is teaching. For grades 3-6, you can have sentence completion sheets, simple math problem sheets, vocabulary bingo, simple crossword puzzles, mad libs or simple science activities. This helps keep the absent teacher connected with the class and also allows me to maintain communication with the parents. Be a teacher, not a friend. I wanted to familiarize myself with the physical set up of the room. I wish you a lot of luck! Please enter quietly and take your seats.
I was also given permission to incorporate my style into the set up of the classroom. Built by Teachers, for Teachers, we offer free lesson plans, the latest in education news, professional development and real teacher blogs plus the tools and applications modern Educators need to maintain a level of excellence in their classrooms. Learning to be flexible and creative is an important skill. If I think the lesson allows, I like to lead a short activity with the class at the start of class after greeting them all at the door. I may give them a problem to solve in their group. I subbed for 12 years and mostly loved it.
The Substitute Teaching Survival Guide is filled with helpful suggestions and tips for maintaining order in the classroom. I also emailed the teacher to let her know where the students were in the curriculum and asked if there was anything special I needed to know or she wanted me to do during my time with the class. With 155 useful suggestions and a daily outline of activities, this guide offers substitute teachers in K-5 key information that will make the difference between a good day of teaching and a complete disaster. Go right into the lesson plan or activity, telling them what is going to happen transitioning. I always walk around the room. I had to stretch things out to last longer due to changes in schedule, manipulate the lesson to fit my personality and the needs of the students. Stick to them as closely as possible.
Don't be afraid to talk to administration, other teachers, or parents regarding behavior. I want them to know that I'm invested in them while subtly reminding them that I'm in charge. For example, I show them the Great Wall of China. I was watching 80 kids at one point. I also taught training seminars for subs at the district level.