What a typical day looks like for substitute teachers

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If you’re thinking about becoming a substitute teacher, you’re likely wondering what subs do all day? Here’s what you can expect on a typical day: Accepting your assignment 6:00 a.m. — Your day might begin with a phone call, where you’ll find out what school and class needs a substitute and when to be there. Alternatively, some schools and districts … Read More

5 Reasons Substitute Teaching Is An Ideal Side Hustle

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If you are looking for a way to give back to your community, supplement your income, or a little bit of both, consider substitute teaching. While full-time teaching may not provide the work-life balance you’re looking for, going into the classroom as a sub can be an exhilarating and rewarding experience. And there are positives for everyone involved: talented members … Read More

5 Reasons Substitute Teaching Can Jumpstart Your Teaching Career

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Perhaps you’ve recently graduated from a teaching certification program and are looking for a full-time position. Or, you’re entertaining a career change and determining if teaching is right for you. Substitute teaching is a great way to gain classroom experience while discovering what you want from a full-time teaching role. Here are five reasons aspiring teachers should start as subs: … Read More

Why It’s Better to Sub with Swing

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If you’ve made a career as a substitute teacher, then you know that schools and districts need your unique skill set now more than ever before. Teachers are burned out and schools and districts are turning to subs for support. As you know, substitute teaching is far from a glorified form of babysitting. Your life experiences and passions play an … Read More

Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion: Lessons and Teaching Ideas for Inclusive Schools Week

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*Swing recommends that substitute teachers get all outside teaching resources approved by the school prior to sharing with students. Diversity, acceptance, and inclusion should all be taught at home and in the classroom. And, for teachers, the upcoming Inclusive Schools Week provides an opportune time to further engage students in these important topics, while continuing to implement and reinforce inclusive … Read More

How Swing Education Helped Me Balance Work, Life and Family

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  For Stephen Kooshian, the path to becoming a Swing Sub took a few twists and turns. Though he’d been drawn to teaching since high school, he had two other careers before substitute teaching.  Prior to teaching, Stephen worked in a traditional office job environment and also ran a small business, but he felt that he didn’t have the ownership … Read More

10+ Teaching Resources to Commemorate Native American Heritage Month

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*Swing recommends that substitute teachers get all outside teaching resources approved by the school prior to sharing with students. Since an official proclamation in 1990, November has marked Native American Heritage Month. This represents a dedicated time to celebrate – and teach students – about the culture, traditions, and contributions of Native people, as well as the challenges they have … Read More

How Swing Education Helps This Substitute Teacher Do It All

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  Jose VanDerburg loves helping people and being active in the Los Angeles community. He also loves helping students which is one of the reasons he entered into education as a one-on-one and classroom aide with the local school district.   “It is great meeting and interacting with students on a daily basis,” said VanDerburg. “Having the opportunity to impact young … Read More