17 Surefire Tips for Substitute Teachers

Substitute teaching can be a wonderful “sometimes” job for many people. It’s a great way to learn more about teaching, particularly if you think you might be interested in teaching full time. By substituting, you can try out a variety of age groups and subjects to help you decide where you would best fit should you decide to teach full time.

Substitute teaching is also great because it carries little responsibility with it outside of the time you spend in the classroom. Full time teachers have papers to grade and lesson plans to prepare, but substitutes have no work to take home. In addition, substitutes can turn down an assignment, if they have other plans for the day on which they’ve been asked to teach.

Requirements for substitute teaching vary by state. Some states require a teaching certificate and others require simply that you have a college degree in some field. Check with your local school system for requirements if you think you’d like to try your hand at substituting.

So, now that we have convinced you that substituting is a great way to make a little extra cash and figure out if teaching is your passion; here are 17 tips designed to make your substitute teaching experience pleasant and rewarding.

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50 Best Teaching Blogs You Aren’t Reading Yet

Education, teaching and e-learning blogs can provide some of the best reading on the Internet today. The wide range of topics — from history to math — and the wider range of expertise in these blogs can provide teaching and learning tools. The following list contains 50 of the best and newest teaching blogs, beginning in February 2009. The blogs are listed by month of creation within 2010 and 2009. Continue reading

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Top 20 Most Influential Education Professors

Teachers teaching future teachers is what educational professorship is about. New methodologies, awards, publications and work beyond the campus often are the marks of what makes an education professor stand out. The following top 20 most influential education professors have done all these things and more…and you can find them in the news as well as on campus. Continue reading

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20 Trend-Setting Teachers Worth Following on Twitter

Twitter is a great way to keep up with what’s going on in the world of education; especially if you follow some of the most prolific and influential educators that tweet. There are many highly respected and innovative teachers who tweet regularly about their classroom ideas and tools. Following this information from these top educators is a great way to get new ideas for your classroom and to help you stay excited about teaching. Here are twenty teachers worth following on Twitter.

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