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How to Rejuvenate During Winter Break

It's important for teachers to take some time to recharge their battery while schools are closed this week. We found a helpful blog post from The Institute for Excellence in Education entitled: Four Tips to Help Teachers Rejuvenate During the Holiday Break

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Create Your Own Holiday: A Fun Holiday Writing Prompt

Writing prompts are an ideal go-to activity when you have extra time to fill in the classroom. Since they require very little preparation or materials, we recommend keeping a handful of versatile prompts in your teaching toolkit.

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Seven Pre-Holiday Survival Tips for Substitutes

The final weeks leading up to winter break are a challenge for teachers and substitutes alike. Classrooms are abuzz with holiday anticipation, schedules are out-of-whack, and it can be difficult to keep students focused on their studies. While it may be tempting to go on autopilot for the rest of the year, we have seven tips to help keep the holidays merry, bright – and productive! 

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K-W-L: An effective teaching strategy

If you ever find yourself looking for an interactive twist to a reading assignment, don’t forget about the K-W-L chart. This classic teaching strategy helps students better tune-in to their reading and can be done as a class, in small groups, or individually. First, you'll need a chart with 3 columns, labeled K, W, and L:

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Read-Aloud Books for Subs

If you ever find yourself finished with the teacher's lesson plans with extra time on your hands, a good read-aloud makes for an effective filler activity. It's a great idea for substitutes to carry a book or two with them in their substitute toolkit. Make sure you read through the book before reading it out loud to ensure that it's age and content appropriate.

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Opening and Closing Routines for Teachers

Whether you're a full-time teacher or a substitute, consistent routines are essential to a smoothly operating classroom.

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5 Things to Tell Your Students the First Week of School

With the 2016/17 school year rapidly approaching, we wanted to help you get off to the right start.

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Different Reading Techniques and When to Use Them

An awareness of reading techniques is something that all teachers should have in their toolboxes. According to Karl McDonald in his article on howtolearn.com: Different Reading Techniques and How to Use Them, the four main techniques are skimming, scanning, intensive, and extensive. Click the link above to learn more about these techniques and when to direct your students to use them. 

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103 Tips from Substitute Teachers to Substitute Teachers

Who is better qualified to give tips to substitute teachers than those who are actively working substitute teachers? We found an awesome compilation of real tips from real subs on STEDI.org.

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Arriving to Assignments Early

Substitutes should arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the school day. Why? Because your demeanor when the students enter your classroom will set the tone for the rest of the day. If you are running late, unprepared, and frantic, the rest of your day will likely be unorganized and frantic. So, give yourself plenty of time to park, sign in, pick up materials, and go over lesson plans...

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