Substitute Teaching from A to Z

  • Filename: substitute-teaching-from-a-to-z.
  • ISBN: 9780071595704
  • Release Date: 2007-10-08
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Barbara Pressman
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Become the go-to substitute teacher that every school district is searching for. Ask any school administrator: a top-notch substitute teacher is golden, and this book gives you the Midas touch. Substitute Teaching from A to Z is a one-stop resource, whether you’re a full-timer, just breaking in, or starting out as a career educator. Reinforced with true life tales from real substitute teachers and the stories of how they solved their biggest challenges, this book is a comprehensive guide written by a veteran teaching expert who specializes in training subs. You'll learn insider tricks on how to: Show school administrators you have the right stuff for the job Choose the most appropriate grades, subjects, and school districts for you Forge great relationships with everyone you work with Land the best classroom assignments Face a new class with confidence Maintain discipline, work without a lesson plan, and much more

Subbing in the City

  • Filename: subbing-in-the-city.
  • ISBN: 9781412015240
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 133
  • Author: Sally Goddard
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing

Substitute teaching is one of the least glamorous areas of the teaching profession. Everyone remembers the day their class made the sub cry or refused to do work the sub assigned, or worse, because the teacher was "just a sub". This book focuses the reader's attention on the problems faced by a substitute teacher in Canadian classrooms. The purpose of this book is threefold. First, it describes some of the difficulties and frustrations which many substitute teachers face on a daily basis. Second, I give brief examples describing the problems, the frustrations and, in some cases, the humour as seen by a real substitute teacher. And third, in a section called, "In a Perfect World", I provide suggestions outlining ways that many of the difficulties described could be alleviated, either by the classroom teacher, the school administration, or by the school board staff.

Substitute Teaching

  • Filename: substitute-teaching.
  • ISBN: 0312774842
  • Release Date: 1983-11-15
  • Number of pages: 241
  • Author: Barbara Pronin
  • Publisher: Macmillan

Describes the qualifications and pay for substitute teaching, offers tips on successful subbing, and tells how to set career goals

The Organized Teacher s Guide to Substitute Teaching

  • Filename: the-organized-teacher-s-guide-to-substitute-teaching.
  • ISBN: 9780071745468
  • Release Date: 2012-08-21
  • Number of pages: 268
  • Author: Steve Springer
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Provides information about what is typically studied by each grade, hundreds of ideas for activities, assignments, and projects for each grade level, and advice for how to keep control of oneself and classroom.

Subbing With Sanity A Work of the Heart

  • Filename: subbing-with-sanity-a-work-of-the-heart.
  • ISBN: 9781479773404
  • Release Date: 2013-05-31
  • Number of pages: 150
  • Author: Shelley A. Christensen
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Shelley earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education at Arizona State University with a Major in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. She is ESL certified and has an Early Childhood Education endorsement. She has also achieved 60+ hours in graduate work in the areas of Elementary and special education. She is currently teaching Kindergarten at Fredonia Elementary School in Arizona. She is a wife of 34 years and a mother of seven. She has taught school for 13 years, substituted in High School Special Education for 1 year, and substituted for 10 years in almost every age group from kindergarten through High School. She has served as President of the Relief Society Women's organization, Primary children's Organization, and Young Women's Organization in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints. She has taught in each of those organizations as well. She finds joy in teaching, singing, writing, photography, flowers, family, and friends.


  • Filename: substitute.
  • ISBN: 9780399576379
  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Number of pages: 736
  • Author: Nicholson Baker
  • Publisher: Penguin

**A New York Times Bestseller** “May be the most revealing depiction of the American contemporary classroom that we have to date." —Garret Keizer, The New York Times Book Review Bestselling author Nicholson Baker, in pursuit of the realities of American public education, signed up as a substitute teacher in a Maine public school district. In 2014, after a brief orientation course and a few fingerprinting sessions, Nicholson Baker became an on-call substitute teacher in a Maine public school district. He awoke to the dispatcher’s five-forty a.m. phone call and headed to one of several nearby schools; when he got there, he did his best to follow lesson plans and help his students get something done. What emerges from Baker’s experience is a complex, often touching deconstruction of public schooling in America: children swamped with overdue assignments, over­whelmed by the marvels and distractions of social media and educational technology, and staff who weary themselves trying to teach in step with an often outmoded or overly ambitious standard curriculum. In Baker’s hands, the inner life of the classroom is examined anew—mundane work­sheets, recess time-outs, surprise nosebleeds, rebellions, griefs, jealousies, minor triumphs, kindergarten show-and-tell, daily lessons on everything from geology to metal tech to the Holocaust—as he and his pupils struggle to find ways to get through the day. Baker is one of the most inventive and remarkable writers of our time, and Substitute, filled with humor, honesty, and empathy, may be his most impressive work of nonfiction yet. From the Hardcover edition.

Sub Culture

  • Filename: sub-culture.
  • ISBN: 1432770365
  • Release Date: 2011-05-01
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Carolyn Bucior
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR "SUB CULTURE": A must-read in todays teaching world. Geoffrey Smith, Director, Substitute Teaching Division of Required reading with a due date of ?Çÿimmediately! William Zimmerman, Iona College, Education Department A hilarious and touching book. Barbara Pressman, Author of Substitute Teaching from A to Z, Florida Atlantic University. College of Education A witty and revealing look into a neglected corner of the educational system. Peter Rudiak-Gould, Author of Surviving Paradise. In damning detail and side-splitting humor, Carolyn Bucior brings observations from her own weekly adventures as a substitute teacher in suburban public schools to bear on important questions of policy and ethics in U.S. public schools. Raegen Miller, Associate Director for Education Research, Center for American Progress As a storyteller, Carolyn Bucior offers that rare (and delicious) combination of wit and depth. In Sub Culture, she uses her narrative gifts to teach us about a phenomenon that will scare the hell out of anybody who cares about the education of children. Lary Bloom, New York Times contributing writer and author of The Writer Within Sub Culture surprises you; its funny, true and refreshingly honest, then goes further by revealing things I always suspected but never knew about schools and kids. Its a great read for anybody who cares about life and education. Lisa Holewa, Author of What Kindergarten Teachers KnowA mid-life career change introduced me to a quirky profession where many employees receive no training, are given enormous responsibilities, solicit sex from minors, and suffer unfortunate events, like having their hair set on fire. The pay averages $14,400 per year. When author and teacher Frank McCourt wrote that teachers are the downstairs maid of professions, he tipped his hand. Like many educators, he had forgotten the substitute teachers in the sub-basement. ?ǪThus begins Sub Culture, an educators memoir that exposes a national crisis within education, and offers solutions across the board. Journalist and mother Carolyn Bucior challenges the status quo in this dusty corner of education. In this startling and revealing book, she offers readers front-row seats as she substitute teaches in various K-12 classrooms (PE, English language learners, high-school chemistry, cooking, multi-age and traditional classrooms), then meets with national experts in teacher absenteeism and substitute teaching in order to make sense of the disturbingly unorthodox world in which she finds herself working. Take your own seat at the front of the class and learn why?ǪSubstitute teaching is costly. The U.S. spends $4 billion a year on subs. Substitute teachers are ineffective. Subs are 10 percent as effective as regular classroom teachers, yet they lead a years worth of a students K-12 education. Substitute teaching is dangerous. Subs have had their coffee spiked with hand sanitizer, been struck repeatedly in the head with a dodgeball, been sentenced to 40 years in prison when school computers displayed pornography?Ǫ and more. Substitute teachers are dangerous. Subs have stolen money from school offices, sexually assaulted students, told children Santa Claus is make believe ?Ǫand more. Shockingly, 56 percent of school districts never interview substitute teachers face-to-face.Teacher absenteeism is unacceptable. Teachers are out of the classroom about two weeks per yearthe very point at which student achievement suffers. U.S. teacher absences are: significantly higher than those in the U.K.; highest on Fridays; and hurting urban students most. Solutions can begin immediately and at low-cost. Researchers and education experts nationwide offer solutions geared specifically for school administrators, school board members, substitute teachers, regular teachers, policymakers, schools of education, PTOs, and parents of K-12 students.

A to Z of Marine Scientists

  • Filename: a-to-z-of-marine-scientists.
  • ISBN: 9781438109206
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 241
  • Author: Barbara Charton
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Profiles more than 150 scientists from around the world who made important contributions to the field of marine science, including George Bass, Viktor Hensen, Arnold Lang, and Marie Tharp.

Substitute Creacher

  • Filename: substitute-creacher.
  • ISBN: 031608915X
  • Release Date: 2011-07-20
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Author: Chris Gall
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The troublemaking students of Ms. Jenkins' class arrive at school one day to discover a substitute creacher has come to put a stop to their monkey business! He regales them with mind-boggling stories about his former students who didn't follow the rules: Keith the glue-eater, Zach the daydreamer, and Hank the prankster, to name a few. But even this multi-tentacled, yellow-spotted, one-eyed monster's cautionary tales about the consequences of mischief-making can't seem to change the students' wicked ways until he reveals the spookiest and most surprising story of all: his own. Chris Gall's vibrant artwork leaps off the page with a dynamic comic book aesthetic that will grab both parents and monster-loving kids!

The Book of Revelation from A to Z

  • Filename: the-book-of-revelation-from-a-to-z.
  • ISBN: 1555177387
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 151
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort

This handy guide is a unique alphabetical listing of the words, terms and symbols used in the Book of Revelation. Written from an LDS perspective, it is a wonderful, practical tool for Seminary and Institute students. Author Clay Westover's concise answers make this book of scripture clearer than ever before! the Book of Revelation represents a message of comfort and hope to all who believe in the redeeming power of Jesus Christ and to all who echo the words of John, Even so, come, Lord Jesus. (Rev. 22:20) Never before has the message of this book of scripture been more relevant and compelling than now. Author Clay Westover has compiled a unique alphabetical listing of words, terms, symbols and phrases along with references, definitions and interpretations to help the reader better understand the Book of Revelation's important message. This compilation has short, concise definitions in order to make this work both portable and practical for use during scripture study. This handy guide will allow the Book of Revelation to become clearer to you than ever before!

Handbook of International Research in Mathematics Education

  • Filename: handbook-of-international-research-in-mathematics-education.
  • ISBN: 9781134626649
  • Release Date: 2015-07-30
  • Number of pages: 738
  • Author: Lyn D. English
  • Publisher: Routledge

This third edition of the Handbook of International Research in Mathematics Education provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent theoretical and practical developments in the field of mathematics education. Authored by an array of internationally recognized scholars and edited by Lyn English and David Kirshner, this collection brings together overviews and advances in mathematics education research spanning established and emerging topics, diverse workplace and school environments, and globally representative research priorities. New perspectives are presented on a range of critical topics including embodied learning, the theory-practice divide, new developments in the early years, educating future mathematics education professors, problem solving in a 21st century curriculum, culture and mathematics learning, complex systems, critical analysis of design-based research, multimodal technologies, and e-textbooks. Comprised of 12 revised and 17 new chapters, this edition extends the Handbook’s original themes for international research in mathematics education and remains in the process a definitive resource for the field.

Chemical Demonstrations

  • Filename: chemical-demonstrations.
  • ISBN: 0299119505
  • Release Date: 1983
  • Number of pages: 424
  • Author: Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

The demonstrations capture interest, teach, inform, fascinate, amaze, and perhaps, most importantly, involve students in chemistry. Nowhere else will you find books that answer, "How come it happens? . . . Is it safe? . . . What do I do with all the stuff when the demo is over?" Shakhashiri and his collaborators offer 282 chemical demonstrations arranged in 11 chapters. Each demonstration includes seven sections: a brief summary, a materials list, a step-by-step account of procedures to be used, an explanation of the hazards involved, information on how to store or dispose of the chemicals used, a discussion of the phenomena displayed and principles illustrated by the demonstration, and a list of references. You'll find safety emphasized throughout the book in each demonstration.

101 Great Classroom Games

  • Filename: 101-great-classroom-games.
  • ISBN: 9780071594028
  • Release Date: 2007-07-13
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Alexis Ludewig
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

101 ways to energize any ho-hum day Created by award-winning educators, these easy-to-learn, giggle-as-you-go games are designed to be both fun and educational. These activities in reading, logic, science, measuring, listening, social studies, and math are the perfect complement to your K-5 curriculum. Get the fun and the learning started with games such as: Bug Bite: Players flip over vocabulary word cards and slap the table when a bug card comes up. Whoever slaps first reads all the words and then keeps the card. The child with the most cards wins! Bull's-Eye Feather Math: Children blow feathers around a bull's-eye game board with straws as they sharpen their multiplication skills. Geography Baseball: Players find map locations that are “pitched” to them. The more “hits” they get, the faster they score runs. Fishy Facts: Players snag paper fish with a fishing pole and hook. If they can answer the question on the side of the fish, they score. . . . and many more! BONUS: Games are ranked for noise levels!

Discussions A Z Intermediate

  • Filename: discussions-a-z-intermediate.
  • ISBN: 0521559812
  • Release Date: 1997-05-15
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Adrian Wallwork
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A photocopiable resource book of speaking activities for intermediate and advanced level students.

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