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Why You Should Become a Paraprofessional
You may be asking yourself, what is a paraprofessional? While it may be a simple question, the answer can be a little more complicated.   Para is a prefix that comes from the Greek word meaning ...
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Classroom Management
As a substitute, you face the unknown every day. When you're not sure what subject or grade level you may be teaching tomorrow, it helps to follow some basic rules to keep the class's lesson plan flowing smoothly. If you're just starting out as a substitute teacher, it may be useful to learn the do's and don'ts of classroom management in order to m...
5 Reasons to become a morning person as a substitute teacher
5 Reasons to Become a Morning Person
Working as a substitute teacher or paraprofessional, you are often required to wake up early to find jobs. Most positions open up late at night or early in the morning due to last minute sicknesses or emergencies. But if you’re not awake and checking Aesop for these openings, you may be missing out on some great opportunities. In a previous bl...
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Getting Past the Substitute Struggles
No matter their profession, everyone has those days when they feel like they’re ready to throw in the towel and give up. This can be especially true to substitute teachers and paraprofessionals who experience a few difficulties unique to their jobs. From waking up early to grab open positions to wrangling children who view substitute days as an e...
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How Being a Substitute Teacher Can Help Jump Start Your Career in Education
Perhaps you’ve just finished your degree, or maybe you’ve decided to pursue a change in careers. One thing is for certain though: you want to be a teacher. Are you prepared to start the process of getting all your certifications in order and then pursuing a position at the school that is the best match for you? If you started out as a substi...
What type of substitute are you?
What Type of Substitute are YOU?
As we discussed in our recent post, The 5 Most Common Tips to Being A Successful Guest Teacher, substitutes bring an enormous value to the K-12 education space. Education is one of the very few industries that must have replacements when someone is out for the day. In...
Creating a Structure and Routine
The Benefits of Structure and Routine
One of the most important and frequently overlooked components to consistently achieving success both in and out of your career is a routine. Developing a routine can sometimes feel like an impossible task but there are some critical benefits associated with a routine, and you may even find it becomes easier to set and reach goals. ...
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The Five Most Common Tips for Being a Successful Guest Teacher
As a guest teacher you bring enormous value each school district you choose to work in. Students only get 180 school days per year, which is why it’s so important that each student gets every bit of knowledge they can out of every school day. You provide knowledge, encouragement and inspiration all while serving as a role model for a new set of s...
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