I find being a substitute teacher very rewarding. I like the fact that I don’t have to come up with all the daily schedules and routines, but I get to enjoy being with the kids and helping them learn something new. Here are 7 tips on being a substitute teacher that I find very useful. I hope they might be helpful to you as well. Feel free to pass them on to someone you know who substitute teaches.
7. Have Lots of Patience
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Working with kids requires a lot of patience. People who have their own children know how trying they can be. Imagine an entire classroom full of different attitudes and personalities! As long as you are able to remain calm, the kids will usually stay calm as well. The moment you begin to lose your cool, they can sense the frustration and tend to play off of this.