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Ways to Start a Lesson Ideas for Elementary Teachers

Do your students have trouble transitioning?  Do nows, which are often called bell ringers, are the answer!  They get students thinking and ready for the upcoming lesson.  Read below to learn more about do nows, their benefits to both teachers and students, specific examples, and helpful tips. This blog post

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Substitute Teacher Tips for How to be a Good Sub & Get Requested

Being a substitute teacher (also known as a supply teacher, guest teacher or cover teacher) is hard! The school district likely doesn’t give you any substitute teacher tips. You enter a classroom without knowing the students, their learning needs, backgrounds, or personalities. You are not familiar with the classroom routines

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50 Read Aloud Books to Leave for Sub Plans

Some schools require teachers to submit their sub plans the first week of school to the main office. You may be wondering, “How am I supposed to create sub plans that are appropriate for the whole year?” The kids change so much over the course of the year. What you

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Emergency Sub Plans for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade

This printable and digital emergency sub plans bundle includes all of the materials from these 5 grade level resources: 1st grade sub plans, 2nd grade sub plans, 3rd grade sub plans, 4th grade sub plans, and 5th grade sub plans. It is ideal for multi-age teachers, special education teachers and

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How to Write Substitute Teacher Plans

I once subbed in a classroom where the substitute teacher plans consisted of a handwritten piece of paper that listed the time and a subject (i.e. 8:30-9:30 math, 9:30-10:00 writing). Needless to say, it was less than helpful and inspired me to write very detailed sub plans. You never want

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Winter Opinion Writing FREEBIE!

Grab this freebie and engage your students in a fun seasonal activity. It’s a great way to practice opinion writing.