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Substitute Teaching

  1. 1. Substitute Teaching Is It for You? Teacher Center of Broome County 164 Hawley Street, Suite 308 Binghamton, NY 13901
  2. 2. "Subbing" can be a great professional teaching experience. You can choose which assignments you take. It gives you the opportunity to explore grade levels, subject areas, and schools.
  3. 3. Frequently Asked Questions What are the advantages of working as a substitute teacher?
  4. 4. Advantages <ul><li>Flexible schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of when, where and what </li></ul><ul><li>Provides valuable experience </li></ul><ul><li>No holiday work involved </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive pay </li></ul>
  5. 5. Frequently Asked Questions What is the first step in becoming a Substitute Teacher?
  6. 6. First Steps…. <ul><li>Obtain a list of school districts. </li></ul><ul><li>Select districts based on your personal criteria. </li></ul>
  7. 7. First Steps…. <ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rate of pay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for substitutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Area of expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type of cliental </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. First Steps…. <ul><li>Find out district’s requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fingerprinting reimbursement </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Frequently Asked Questions What paperwork do I need to provide in order to work as a Substitute Teacher?
  10. 10. Paperwork <ul><li>College Transcript </li></ul><ul><li>Letters of Reference </li></ul><ul><li>Two Forms of Identification. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Security Card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Driver License </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passport </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teaching Certificate (if you have one) </li></ul><ul><li>Required Employment and Payroll Forms </li></ul>
  11. 11. Frequently Asked Questions What is the daily pay that I will receive as a Substitute Teacher?
  12. 12. Frequently Asked Questions Do Substitute Teachers receive benefits?
  13. 13. Frequently Asked Questions Once I am accepted as a Substitute Teacher how will I be notified of an assignment?
  14. 14. Skill Training The number one request by substitute teachers is skill training to handle 94% of all classroom/behavior situations.
  15. 15. Be Prepared and Professional The number one request by permanent teachers and district personnel is that substitute teachers be prepared and professional.
  16. 16. Frequently Asked Questions How can I obtain the skills I need in order to become a successful Substitute Teacher?
  17. 17. The TEACHER CENTER of Broome County provides professional development opportunities for people interested in substitute teaching.
  18. 18. Substitute Teacher Training <ul><li>Increases your confidence as an educator </li></ul><ul><li>Hones skills in classroom management </li></ul><ul><li>Helps you to assist students in reaching their goals </li></ul>
  19. 19. Tips and Tricks Be Prepared and Be Professional
  20. 20. Appearance As you are dressed so shall you be perceived. And as you are perceived, so shall you be treated. Harry Wong
  21. 21. Attitude Your actions as a teacher determine the classroom environment. Cultivate positive interaction skills.
  22. 22. Presentation Successful substitute teachers are those who consciously develop skills that make them effective in the classroom.
  23. 23. Tips and Tricks Understand the Critical Issues
  24. 24. Critical Issues <ul><li>Safe Schools and Emergency Situations </li></ul><ul><li>First Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Aspects of the Job </li></ul><ul><li>Students with Special Needs </li></ul>
  25. 25. Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse Family Violence Prevention Council 778-2153
  26. 26. Tips and Tricks Learn how to effectively manage a classroom.
  27. 27. Classroom Management <ul><li>Keeping Students on Task </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Interactions </li></ul><ul><li>Responding Noncoercively </li></ul><ul><li>Avoiding Traps </li></ul>
  28. 28. Tips and Tricks Become familiar with various teaching strategies.
  29. 29. Teaching Techniques <ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Using AV Materials Effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Questions for Higher Level Thinking </li></ul>
  30. 30. Fill-in Activities <ul><li>5- minute fillers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Whole class activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Early finishers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Short activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher directed </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Tips and Tricks Assemble a “bag of tricks”!
  32. 32. Super Sub Pack Your “bag of tricks” <ul><li>Personal and Professional Items </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Rewards and Motivators </li></ul><ul><li>Activity Materials </li></ul>
  33. 33. Research has shown ….. Students spend over one full year with a substitute teacher by the time they graduate from high school.
  34. 34. Skilled Substitute Teachers Have a significant, positive impact on the quality of education while the permanent teacher is away.
  35. 35. Teacher Center Web Site Check it out for information on substituting.