I have been a substitute teacher for three years in one of the biggest school districts in Texas. During that time I have built a reputation as the sub teachers want in their classrooms. And I can think of no better compliment than that.
I did not start off wanting to be a substitute teacher, and it is not my end goal. But I have decided to embrace this profession and put my own stamp of improvement on it. I have seen a need out there for quality substitute teachers who allow learning to continue, not simply give the students a free day. My main goal with this blog is to offer tips, tricks, and techniques I have learned that help me be a better substitute with the hope that it can also help other subs out there.
And I hear all the time from teachers, "It's more work to plan for a sub than to just come to work." A secondary goal of this blog is to assist classroom teachers in making their day out of the classroom go as smoothly as possible. I hope to provide emergency lesson plans as well as suggestions to allow them to not miss a beat when they return.
Finally, I am a firm believer in not standing still, so this blog will evolve over time. I am certainly open to any and all suggestions.