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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: A Substitute Teacher's Guide

Being a substitute teacher (as I have been for a few years in the past) is not an easy job. There are perks like no homework etc.,but the constant feeling of being challenged by students and having to re-establish respect each day can be tiring to say the least. Read on to pick up some helpful tips on gaining and maintaining respect when placed in yet another new classroom.
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: A Substitute Teacher's Guide
  • Melissa Williams says:
    You may think this was included accidentally but this book has actually been a go-to resource for me through my years of subbing. The author was an instructor of mine in University and her ideas are fantastic. Need to do a team-building exercise to help with your class for the day? Not enough work left for the class? Just want a fun, memorable activity to do with the students? Look no further than this organized, entertaining book of ideas.
  • Melissa Williams says:
    I'm loving this humorous and helpful video that is full to the brim with tips for subbing. A highlight: Don't give out pens, you are not getting them back. This video is definitely worth a watch and you will pick up some hints at how to manage the class and get that respect you deserve.
  • Melissa Williams says:
    "Even a Kindergarten student can smell fear"...scary, but true! Confidence must be projected as much as possible. This video includes excellent examples of how to introduce yourself and how to establish respect first thing in the morning.
  • Melissa Williams says:
    Thorough, relateable and useful, this e-book could be considered the Substitute Teacher Bible. Take the time to read it through and you will feel more confident in your abilities. An interesting point the author brings up: throughout students' school careers, they will, on average, be taught by a sub for the equivalent of one school year. I didn't realize this and it really drives home the importance of always doing your best and ideally mutual respect should follow.
  • educationworld.com
    educationworld.com

    Teachers Must Earn Student's Respect

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    Melissa Williams says:
    Gain respect from students by being respectful to the students. Dress and behave in accordance with the level of respect you want. Read Professor Joe Martin's engaging article about achieving a coveted level of respect in the classroom.
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    How to Earn Respect as a Substitute Teacher

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    Melissa Williams says:
    Find some great and simple tips here to help you to establish that respect in a new classroom. I enjoyed reading the comments below this article as well. Subbing can feel very isolating so it's always comforting to read others' experiences and to realize you are not alone by any means.
  • Melissa Williams says:
    This article includes more helpful suggestions for getting respect from your students. I actually said "Yes" out loud when reading the point about identifying the students who will help you and be leaders. This is crucial. There is always going to be at least one child in the class who will actually tell you the real rules and people's real names. Sometimes all you have to do is glance at them and read their expression. I'm so thankful for these types of students, they are life savers.