How to Succeed as a Substitute Teacher: Everything You Need from Start to Finish

How to Succeed as a Substitute Teacher: Everything You Need from Start to Finish

By: Cicely A. Rude (author)Paperback

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For substitute teachers, virtually every day is the first day of school - new students, new room, new routines, and often a new school building as well. How to Succeed as a Substitute Teacher targets a special audience of educators who regularly walk into brand new classrooms and who must quickly establish a climate for student learning to deliver instruction that will meet established curriculum standards. Cicely Anne Rude focuses on providing short, clear, practical, well-organized, and top-notch guidance for the substitute teacher. The book covers: school and classroom procedures; teaching tips for before, during, and after class; eight key tips for classroom management; 'What Would You Do' practice scenarios with multiple solutions; and professional topics (permits, pay, networking, and more). This guidebook is ideal for practitioners who take pride in being excellent substitute teachers and for educators who hire, train, and supervise them.

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About Author

Cicely A. Rude teaches in the Benerd School of Education at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She earned her Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. In addition to working as a public school substitute teacher for two years, her diverse experiences include teaching English in Japan, teaching adult English as a Second Language (ESL), and teaching linguistics. As the author of numerous newspaper and academic journal articles on the subject of education, as well as resource materials for teachers, Ms. Rude has presented teacher education workshops for organizations including California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL), the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, and the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco. Ms. Rude also spends time coordinating the website Operated by volunteers, the website provides information, advice, and answers to questions on the subject of teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language.


Foreword Preface: A Message to All Substitute Teachers Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction Why Substitute Teachers Are Important How Do You Define Success? 1. Welcome to Substitute Teaching! Different Work Opportunities That May Be Available to You Types of Schools Types of Programs Variations in Scheduling Average Pay Pros and Cons The Good! The Not-So-Good Tips to Take With You Food for Thought 2. Setting Sail as a Sub Getting Started in Your New Job Parking At the School Site: Information and Material to Look for Upon Arrival Substitute Teacher Responsibilities Legal Issues Substitute Teacher Supplies Welcome Back, Kotter: Teaching Where You Were Once Taught Tips to Take With You Food for Thought 3. General Classroom Procedures Sample School Schedules A Day in Kindergarten A Day in Elementary School A Day in Secondary School Three Important "To-Do" Lists Things to Do Before Class Things to Do During Class Things to Do After School Working Together: Paraprofessionals Lesson Planning in a Nutshell Lesson Plan Template Things to Remember When Planning a Lesson When Does a Sub Need a Lesson Plan? Tips to Take With You Food for Thought 4. Making the Most of Your Position Benefits of Networking Meeting and Greeting 101 Staying in Touch Staying in Touch With People Staying in Touch With Information Applying the 13,000-Hour Apprenticeship of Observation to Substitute Teaching The Learner's Autobiography Respecting Cultural Diversity Tips to Take With You Food for Thought 5. Eight Classroom Management Tips to Make Your Job Easier #1 Attitude What Would You Do? #2 Rules, Authority, and Leadership What Would You Do? #3 Using a Gimmick What Would You Do? #4 Getting to Know the Students What Would You Do? #5 Dealing With Disruptions What Would You Do? #6 Flexibility What Would You Do? #7 Developing Mutual Respect What Would You Do? #8 Preventing Problems What Would You Do? Tips to Take With You Food for Thought 6. Staying Safe Unfortunately It Can Happen... Protect Yourself Protect the Students Protect Your Stuff Protect School Property Tips to Take With You Food for Thought A Final Word Resources A. State-By-State Information B. Substitute Teacher's Log C. Elementary School Sub Report D. Secondary School Sub Report E. Online Sources of Free Materials for Teachers and Substitutes Glossary References Suggested Readings Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/01/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412944755
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781412944755
  • weight: 259
  • ISBN10: 1412944759

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