GUEST TEACHER NEWS
|“NO ONE IS MORE CHERISHED IN THIS WORLD THAN
SOMEONE WHO LIGHTENS THE BURDEN OF ANOTHER.”
Oct. 23-31 Red Ribbon Week
**Pay Sheets are due the 8th and 23rd of each month.
Please consider DIRECT DEPOSIT . No more waiting for the mail man, making time to get to the bank!
Simply provide a canceled(or check/deposit slip to Cheri at Central Office.
Payroll ?’s Cheri Librach 636-464-4465Singapore Math
Powerpoints from the Parent Informational Meetings can be found on the Windsor Web Site.
You can find the handouts from these meetings here also.Improving Excellence As a guest teacher you are always searching for new ways to become more effective. Here are a couple resources: Guest Teacher Blog : http://busstop.stedi.org Website:
www.edutopia.org www.stedi.org Book: The Substitute Teaching Survival Guide-
Emergency Lesson Plans & Essential
Advice K – 5
by John Dellinger Please let me know if there is something you would like to see on this web page, provided to you – either in the classroom or as a training.
VIDEOSWhen in a classroom, do not show a video unless it has been obtained through the schools media center. Only “G” rated movies are permitted in elementary schools, and in other levels, PG and PG13 require Parental Permission.
SCHOOL CANCELLATIONS/EARLY DISMISSAL NOTIFICATION
KSDK – Channel 5
If you are scheduled to sub on a day school is canceled Julie will call you (unless you receive the schools “all-call” because you have students in the district).
|Life in the Trenches by Bernice Malinowski, STEDI
I hate it when teachers I sub for request “Make a list of the students that give you difficulty”. I prefer to reinforce positive behavior instead of negative behavior I find that when I make lists of students acting up, it just breeds more negative behavior. The negative behavior gets more of my teaching time instead of the students who are continually on task. Students that are on task do not always get the positive feedback they deserve for having positive behavior and for being on task.
One of the techniques I use is what I call the “Students of Excellence” list. When the students start talking too much, I simply get out a bland piece of paper and title it “Students of Excellence”. Then I notice the students that are on task. I go over to the “on task” student and say, “Will you please put your name on this paper?” They usually smile and do so accordingly. Now, I have everyone’s attention, because they want to know what I told this particular student and want to know what I told this particular student and want to know what they are signing. After the class realizes that they all want to be on “THE LIST” the class settles down. If they erupt into negative behavior again, “THE LIST” goes into action again.
I have found this method to work well with all grades. I was surprised that it worked well even in high school . I like using this method because I do not have to raise my voice to settle down the class AND I do not have to be concerned about someone giving me a wrong name, everyone always puts a correct name on “THE LIST”.
Bernice Malinowski, Dearborn Public Schools
Wash your hands frequently.
Do you have any “words of wisdom” for other substitutes?
GAME for CLASSROOM FUN!
Use this for the last ten minutes of a busy day, a time filler, or maybe as a reward for a well-done day.
PHRASES OF PRAISE
CONFIDENTIALITY Remember guest teaches have a grave responsibility to treat with confidentiality most matters pertaining to students – performance, achievement levels, behavior. Please let me know if there is something you would like to see on this web page, provided to you – either in the classroom or as a training. Promethean Boards have been installed in
all classrooms. Do NOT use dry erase
markers on these boards. They will leave