Substitute Teacher Workshop. CSRA RESA Phone (706) 556-6225 Fax: (706) 556-8891. Group Norms and Housekeeping. Group Norms: Ask questions Work toward solutions Honor confidentiality Meet commitments or let others know if you’re struggling. Housekeeping Phone calls Restrooms Breaks
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Substitute Teacher Workshop
Phone (706) 556-6225
Fax: (706) 556-8891
Work toward solutions
Meet commitments or let others know if you’re struggling
Background Check Requirements
Planning a Successful Lesson
Students with Special Needs
Basic Survival Tips
Self Evaluation Form
The Top Seven Reasons to Become a Substitute Teacher!
2. You enjoy the challenge of guessing what to wear each time the principal calls and says, “We’re not sure whether you will be teaching eighth grade language arts or second grade PE today, but just come prepared for either!”
3. You think that a large grease spot in the center of your dress is attractive.
4. Your pay is generous enough for you to retire early!
5. Your presence in the room gives students many opportunities to think creatively, especially when you ask such questions as “How do you usually begin class?” or “What does your teacher normally do when you finish an assignment early?”
6. You love the phrase, “But Mr. Smith doesn’t do it that way!”
7. You believe that every child who wipes her nose on your best suit is displaying a positive sign of establishing good relationships with adults!
The REAL Top Seven Reasons to
Become a Substitute Teacher!
Priority shall be given to persons with the highest qualifications. The qualifications are ranked as follows:
From O.C.G.A. § 20-2-211 (2006)
The substitute teacher:
Tobacco Free Environment
Effective October 15, 2009
An educator should abide by federal, state and local laws and statutes.
An Educator should always maintain a professional relationship with all students, both in and outside the classroom.
An Educator should refrain from the use of alcohol or illegal or unauthorized drugs during the course of professional practice
Absences or Leave
Investigation or Inquiry
An educator entrusted with public funds and property should honor that trust with a high level of honesty, accuracy and
An education shall administer state-mandates assessments fairly and ethically. Unethical conduct includes but is not limited too:
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
(20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99)
a. Other schools to which a student is
b. Specified officials for audit or evaluation
c. Appropriate parties in connection with
financial aid to a student,
d. Organizations conducting certain studies for
or on behalf of the school,
e. Accrediting organizations,
f. To comply with a judicial order or lawfully
g. Appropriate officials in cases of health and
safety emergencies, and
h. State and local authorities within a juvenile
5. “Directory" information such as a student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance are not protected information and may be released.
Public Law 94-142, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Special Education Services
1.Self-Contained Special Education Classroom
2.Resource Room Services
5.Class sizes in Special Education Classrooms may be different than regular classes.
6.Confidentiality of records for SPED children
Classroom management refers to all procedures, strategies, and instructional techniques used to manage behavior and learning activities. It is everything that happens before, during, and after instruction.Without effective classroom management, no learning takes place in the classroom.
1. Be Prepared
a.Arrive early to allow time to organize.
b.Obtain needed administrative
c.Scout the classroom.
d.Locate the instructional plan and
e.Review the lesson plans.
f.Locate needed resources.
g.Ask about other duties.
2. Take Charge
a. Be positive, but firm.
b.Introduce yourself to the class; write
your name on the board.
c. Take roll efficiently.
d.Give directions concisely.
e. Supervise students at all times.
f.Circulate the classroom and offer
g.Treat students with respect.
h.Clarify Expectations Regarding Student
3. Communicate the Significance of Learning
a. Minimize time on procedural matters.
b. Require student’s attention and participation.
c. Provide feedback to students about their work.
d.Provide closure at the end of class.
4. Manage Records
a.Follow attendance and lunch procedures.
b.Make note of homework received.
c.Collect and label work accomplished in each
d. Communicate with the teacher by leaving
Discipline Techniques and Tips
Georgia State Law (OCGA 20-2-751) prohibits bullying.
Definition of Bullying --
(1)Any willful attempt or threat to inflict injury on another person, when accompanied by an apparent present ability to do so; or
(2)Any intentional display of force such as would give the victim reason to fear or expect immediate bodily harm.
1. The victim must feel that he/she is being
2. The act occurs more than once.
3. There is an imbalance of power between
the bully and the victim.
Examples and non-examples of bullying:
1. Encourage cooperation and caring.
2. Find something positive to say about all students. 3. Closely monitor students who are at high risk 4. Closely supervise areas where bullying is likely
special event, d. a bag of special snacks to use during
some activity, e. An object that has special significance.
lesson plans b. Bring something fun for students to do
when their work is done. c.Leave a note for the teacher at the end
of the day. d. Make sure the room is in order before leaving.
Before leaving, reflect on your day.