I want to be a good substitute teacher
March 3, 2007 10:05 AM Subscribe
How can I be a good substitute teacher with elementary schoolers? I need tips on classroom management, keeping kids busy and engaged, or other general advice.
posted by HotPatatta to education (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going to start substitute teaching in elementary schools. What are some good tips for classroom management? What are some things that I should know about substituting that I probably haven't thought of? Like, don't touch/hug kids, don't try to be goofy or sarcastic because they might not know I'm joking, etc.
I'm going to start a teaching credential program (elementary school) in California in a couple of months and I'm looking at subbing as a way to get experience working with kids (I'm a 25-year old male who doesn't really have much experience with children). I like kids but sometimes there's a disconnect because I'm not used to dealing with them.