Re: Substitute teaching
Be firm, fair, and consistent with the kids.
Have a plan and use it, if they say Mr. or Mrs. Teacher doesn't do that, tell them Mr. or Mrs. So and So isn't here and I am.
Use humor, a little humor can go along way.
Be you, kids can tell if you are for real or plastic.
Teach with energy and excitement, if you are interested the kids will be to.
Be prepared for anything and everything, handle each situation with a calm confidence.
Follow up, if a kid gives you a hard time follow up with them or their homeroom teacher.
Pick and choose your niche, I always liked to sub for elementary school kids, some subs like older kids.
It will be tough until the kids get to know you and what you are about, after that they will make their decisions based upon how well you did or didn't react.
Is teaching something you plan on making a career out of, or are you trying to get your feet wet to build a resume. IMO long term sub jobs are the best way to get a foot in the door, for full time jobs that open.
Good luck and have fun.
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