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

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

How Swing Education Helped This Substitute Teacher Get into the Classroom Quickly

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  After a more than 20-year break from substitute teaching, Valerie Pierce knew she wanted to return to education and follow her passion of helping students. This spurred her decision to go back to school and pursue a degree in special education studies. “I really just love being with students and trying to create an engaging learning environment for them … Read More

Women Rock Stars in Substitute Teaching: Catching Up with Hall of Famer Valerie Aduba

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In recognition of Women’s History month, we caught up with a phenomenal educator to share her impact story with the world.  Did you know more than 70 percent of the substitute workforce is made up of women? This equates to more than 900,000 women substitute teachers who day-in and day-out are making a difference in their school communities and with the … Read More

Are You Ready for Your First Day of Substitute Teaching in a New Classroom? [CHECKLIST]

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  To help you prepare for your first day in a new classroom, we’ve built this handy substitute teacher checklist. Feel free to tailor it to your own needs! Download the checklist here. Already a certified substitute teacher? Search for substitute teacher jobs From the school  Student handbook  School schedule  Emergency protocol info  Attendance procedure  Class list  Wifi passwords  Keys  Out-of-class … Read More