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The Who, What, Where, When and Whys of Substitute Training

Substitute teaching is a uniquely challenging job and training for subs is becoming a common method of breaking into this rewarding and potentially profitable job. If you're on the fence about sub training, read on to find out why you should just jump right in as soon as possible.

Who Can Benefit from Substitute Training?

You and just about any other substitute teacher in the market can! Poor subs treat their job like high-priced babysitting. This can blow up in their face when they show up, find no lessons plans, and have to deal with an unusually unruly and poorly behaved class.

What are the Benefits of Substitute Training?

Substitute training creates a wide range of new abilities in substitute teachers that they would otherwise lack. These abilities and advantages include:

  • Instant classroom assessment
  • Emergency lesson plan creation
  • Behavior modification and correction
  • Adaptability to a wide range of emergency situations

The last skill is perhaps the most vital for substitute teachers. What do you do when a kindergartener swallows a handful of glue? Or when two high school students start fist fighting?

Substitute training will give you the ability to quickly assess these situations and deal with them promptly and properly.

Why Should I Train?

Substitute teacher training can help remove the uncertainty out of a job that can be fraught with confusion. After all, every single teaching assignment you take will be different: even the same class will offer new challenges everyday.

When Should I Train?

Training can help subs at all levels of experience. Schedule training before your first job to avoid making beginning mistakes that students will exploit.

Advanced subs can train to update their knowledge base on available teaching techniques and behavior correction methods.

Where Can I Train?

Online substitute training is perhaps the easiest, quickest, and cheapest way to train. There are a variety of courses available which you can benefit from finishing.

Have you already undergone online substitute training or experienced a serious substitute teaching problem that training could have managed? Contact us and tell us all about it.

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