Substitute Teaching Tips - Tips for substitute teachers source
Substitute Folders and Binders - Not sure what types of material to leave for your substitute. Other teachers can help. Check out what they leave in their classrooms! source
Classroom Management - Classroom management can be the most difficult part of subbing. One thing that I have learned to do is to pinpoint the trouble-makers right away. Then make them your special helper for little things like writing on the chalkboard or putting things away. It is amazing how far that goes for their self-esteem. Give them...source
My thoughts on Subbing - Dealing with discipline problems in the classroom probably ranks up there high on the list of any sub as a big problem. For me, I find poor lesson plans more irritating. Each teacher is different. Everyone has a style and way of doing things. As a sub, will I know exactly how you do things in your classroom unless you tell me? No. Teachers tend to write their plans as though subs are mind readers...source
Shooting for the stars - Before students arrive, draw three stars on the board. After explaining the classroom rules for the day, reveal the meaning of the three stars in this way...source
Sub newbie - I also started in subing in K-12 after some years of work in accounting, etc. The only teaching I had done before that were some accounting/computer courses for a tech. college and that was part-time only.
Being nervous - yes, I still have my moments, too. Particularly when I sub. for a teacher I have not subd for before. But I like the challenge, enjoy the kids - particularly the very little ones - and have found that most teachers are...source
Substitute Work - First of all, subs in the L.A. area are very scarce. There are days in which not all the sub requests are filled. Im surprised that they are requiring an interview at all... both districts that I subbed for (San Bernardino and Apple Valley) basically just wanted to know when I was available. Im sure you have nothing to worry about in that regard.
If you enroll in a teacher credential program,it probably wont affect your chances as a sub since...source