Lots of actionable tips on things to avoid, how to keep students learning and making a good impression.
Many new teachers began their teaching careers as occasional teachers. It is the foot in the door, the opportunity to practice everything you learned in your education program, the chance to prove your ability.
Occasional teaching has many distinct challenges and rewards. The diversity of classroom experiences and the exposure to many schools helps you determine your grade level and site preferences, while at the same time you can learn from the many colleagues you meet. But, in order for those opportunities to be positive ones, an occasional teacher needs to establish a game plan.
In this section, we offer practical strategies and suggestions for making occasional teaching successful including tips on lesson planning, resources, classroom management and professional practices.
Check out these substitute teacher tools and scroll down for links to more occasional teacher resources.
These tips and tricks organized into subtitles are sure to have you sailing in smooth waters in any class, in any school. Lots of info and additional resources to keep you afloat.
This concise booklet covers your duties, presenting yourself, how to prep and classroom management. Be sure to check out the to six survival tips.
Activate students’ brains with puzzling strategies. See this site for how to put these into action and much more!
An experienced teacher provides guidance and 10 essential tips for a great day for you and your students.
A very engaging video to help you let the students know a bit about you, use lateral thinking, card trick learning and more.
With these engaging and quick ideas, you’ll be able to capture attention and fire up students’ brains for productive learning.
You will be a superstar with this huge variety of links, resources and printables that are appreciated by students and teachers.
Never a dull moment in the classes that you take over when you use these quick activities to do with students.
Be prepared for any assignment with this variety of templates and lessons kits, available by grade level.
Check this out to be a “Super Substitute” armed with class management activities to do with students as well as useful tips.
A very helpful video on steps and techniques to keep behavior in check from an experienced teacher-trainer.
So you want to supply teach! OSSTF’s guide lets you know what students think and tricks they may play so you can stay a step ahead and reap the advantages of occasional teaching.
Tips and additional links designed for substitute teachers on effective praise, avoiding confrontation and making a good first impression.
Find a great variety of great occasional teaching ideas and strategies on this Pinterest board. Templates, forms and more.