thinking about becoming a substitute teacher

suz1023August 24, 2008

so before i head on over to the school,how do i learn what i need to know? i do know i meet the requirements of my state,but i have never had any experience making up lesson plans. i'd like a little knowledge before i just show up in the guidance office!thanks.

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adoptedbyhounds

Call the school district, and ask if they have an orientation scheduled for those who might want to substitute. Or check the district website for information.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 12:13PM
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sudiepav

And take a class from a local university on classroom management. Things are far different than they were even 5 years ago.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2008 at 9:28PM
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tom418

Hi, fallingwaters. I came out of retirement as a sub, and got cerrtified to be a full time math teacher. You will not have to worry about lesson plans. The "regular" teachers make these up for use by subs, and these are e-mailed into the school office (at least where I work). All you'll have to do is follow the plan :)

Who knows? You may enjoy "subbing" so much that you'll get certified as a teacher. GO FOR IT!

    Bookmark   October 3, 2008 at 4:23PM
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