In order to prevent students waiting in an unstaffed classroom, it's very important for you to arrive at your assignments on time.
Certificated substitutes are responsible for knowing the principles of child development, accepted teaching techniques, the educational program, and the rules and regulations of the Amphitheater School District.The regular classroom teachers are requested to leave lesson plans, seating charts, and attendance/grade books in places readily-available to you. If these are missing, please contact someone in their front office. Continue to familiarize yourself with the information provided by the teacher and the site - they're designed to make your assignment easier and more rewarding!
Please remember teachers budget their classroom materials and supplies for the entire school year, so please use them with discretion.
As a substitute traveling from school to school, you will observe many situations and modes of operations. Rather than disparage the teachers for whom you substitute, we hope you will keep in mind that teachers do not all work in the same way.
Understanding, not criticism, will go far to make your teaching assignment more pleasant for you and the others around you. Instead of expressing comparisons among classrooms, teachers, and schools, you should make every effort to carry on the program of the regular teacher and to fit in with the existing schedule.
All school records and reports should be handled with care; many records are of a confidential nature. They are maintained in order to provide information on child development for the professional staff. It is essential that you are careful not to divulge any confidential information which has been received from contact with children and other people in the profession.
🎓 Additional Training
Amphi is partnering with STEDI to offer substitute teachers additional training, if desired. This is done on the substitute's own time and expense, but this training is valuable for those seeking additional skills.
You'll learn to:
- Manage a classroom and avoid common errors most substitute teachers make
- Teach with power, even if you don’t have a teaching degree and don’t know the material
- Foster respect from students
- Develop strategies to work with students with special needs
- Implement activities when students finish early or when there are still five minutes left in the period
SubSkills contains engaging videos, downloads, examples, and teaching strategies for you to study and learn. The course can be accessed at any time and you can log out and return later to exactly where you left off in a lesson.
Check out their robust syllabus below... We look forward to having you in our classrooms!