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I am going to work in AZ as a long term substitute. Since I have not taught before can anyone give me any tips/advice? What should I read up on?

Nov 19, 2015 9:41pm

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    • Nov 20, 2015 10:53am

      And I should've prefaced this by suggesting to ask your admin or your colleagues for any advise as well. Is there an orientation from the district for new teachers? Is there a mentor or a buddy colleague you can consult with? Is there a coach? You will need all the support so you can meet the students needs while keeping your sanity. By the way I just noticed that there's "laugh haul" in my earlier response and I mean "long haul". You prolly figured that out. I hate these auto-corrects. Ultimately, the decision lies in your professional discretion so happy teacher and enjoy the rest of the year. The first challenge is earning students' respect.

      • Nov 20, 2015 10:54am

        see? it did it again when I meant "happy teaching", LOL.

        • Nov 23, 2015 7:08am

          Michael has some great ideas. I would add one additional thought: Can you go in a couple of days early to observe or even team teach with the current teacher? Doing this may ease the transition. Additionally, it will allow you to get a feel for both the norms of the classroom and the students within it.

          • Dec 1, 2015 11:57am

            turns out that one they ended up not needing me after all. I am registering with more places that place substitue teachers. I am exctied but a nervious.