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By the time a student graduates from high school, that person will have spent the equivalent of a full year being taught by a substitute.PowerPoint Presentation: Topics to be covered today Professionalism and the substitute teacher Legal aspects of being a substitute teacher Classroom management & discipline The daily routineProfessionalism: Professionalism One of the most important aspects of becoming an effective substitute teacher is how you view and portray yourself to students, staff and the community. Above all, you need to consider yourself a professional . Remember, students will encounter substitutes on a regular basis, and for that reason alone you are a very important part of the educational process.“Your actions speak so loudly, I can’t hear your words.”: “Your actions speak so loudly, I can’t hear your words.” "I didn't always follow this advice, and even at age 27, I was being asked on dates by high school boys. I was also informed by a school secretary that there were teachers who did not want me to sub in their classrooms because of the way that I dressed!“ - Experienced substitute Students and other staff will respect you more if you exercise good judgment in how you dress. Your appearance contributes to creating a good first impression from the moment you walk into a school building--and every time thereafter. The following tips should be helpful:Professionalism: Professionalism Dress in a manner that sets you apart from students and enhances a businesslike atmosphere in the classroom. First impressions are important, and, like it or not, the way you dress will make a difference in how you are treated by students and staff. You may find that many teachers dress very casually, but you need to remember that they already have a relationship with their students. They are not making a first impression, and they are not attempting to gain control of a new classroom. As a substitute teacher, you are making a first impression virtually every day.Professionalism: Professionalism It is especially important for younger-looking substitute teachers to dress a bit more conservatively. This helps establish you as the authority figure in the classroom. Students will look at you as a teacher and not as a peer (and hopefully treat you as such). As you can imagine, this is especially important when you are subbing at the middle school or high school level.Dress comfortably so you can move around the classroom and building with ease. : Dress comfortably so you can move around the classroom and building with ease. Women will want to avoid high heels, short skirts, low-cut tops and severely tight attire. Professional-looking pantsuits are usually appropriate. Men may want to wear khaki or dress pants, a button-down or polo shirt, and comfortable shoes. In most cases, jeans, t-shirts and sandals are not a good idea for any substitute. Regional differences and job assignment may influence your style of attire.General rules of conduct : General rules of conduct Rule #1 . You are to be attentive and present for the benefit of all students in the classroom. The most crucial reason you are in the classroom is to ensure safety . To accomplish that, your attention must be focused on the students at all times.This means: : This means: Do not give an assignment then sit down to read the newspaper or play on the computer. Do not walk out of the classroom. Do not make personal calls.Professionalism: Professionalism Rule #2 Never use the Internet at school to surf inappropriate websites! This may sound obvious, but it happens.Professionalism: Professionalism Rule #3 Do not gossip about classes or students. This rule applies whether you are in the teachers' lounge at school or anywhere else. It is all right to ask advice about how to deal with certain students or classes, but don't let the conversation develop into one of complaining, ridiculing or spreading innuendoes about students or staff.Professionalism: Professionalism Rule #4 Keep your political, religious, and social beliefs to yourself. You are there to teach, not to proclaim your opinions or convert students to your way of thinking. By sticking to the teacher's lesson plans, you should be able to avoid these situations. If you find yourself in a class where students ask about your beliefs, be respectful of their inquiries but stick to the lesson at hand.Professionalism: Professionalism Rule #5 Be friendly, positive and enthusiastic. Although you are not there to become friends with students, you do need to be pleasant with them and demonstrate an interest in their assignment. Children are very quick to pick up on your overall attitude, and you want them to be at least cooperative if not deeply engaged.Exercise Professional Judgment Interaction with Students: Exercise Professional Judgment Interaction with Students Maintain a professional barrier between you and students. You are the adult, the teacher, and the professional; act like the expert - not like another one of the "kids." Keep the classroom door open when talking with students. Avoid any behavior that could be misinterpreted when interacting with students. Avoid leaving your students unsupervised. Use verbal praise and reinforcement. Avoid losing your temper and avoid corporal punishment. Chaperone only school-sponsored functions. Do NOT socialize with students.Exercise Professional Judgment Interaction with Students: Exercise Professional Judgment Interaction with Students Do NOT take children home with you or transport them in your car alone or without prior administrative approval. Do NOT make telephone calls or write notes of a personal nature to students. Respect students and their cultural backgrounds. Use only proper humor (avoid sexual and racial jokes or humor). Be confidential (what you hear at school stays at school). Avoid criticizing others.Legal Aspects : Legal Aspects An overall consideration when substitute teaching is your legal responsibility in the classroom and school. The following are some legal responsibilities you should be aware of. An understanding of these responsibilities will require some questioning on your part as to specific school/district policies.Legal Aspects: Legal Aspects Supervision Of Students - The substitute teacher who has physical control of a classroom has a duty to keep these children safe and orderly. In many states, a teacher acts in loco parentis - in the place of a parent - and is allowed to use his/ her judgment in a manner similar to a parent. The standard is the reasonable -use of professional judgment for the safety and orderly education of students.Legal Aspects: Legal Aspects Due Care And Caution - A teacher is required to exercise due care and caution for the safety of the students in his/her charge. Essentially, this means acting reasonably and with safety in mind, being able to explain circumstances and your actions, as well as following school safety policies and procedures.Legal Aspects: Legal Aspects Release Of Children - Due to possible restraints on who may have custody of a child, children should not be allowed to leave the building during the school day without express consent from the office.Legal Aspects: Legal Aspects Administering Medication - Medication should only be administered by the school nurse or other appropriate health personnel, not the classroom or substitute teacher. If you know of medication requirements of a student, the school nurse should be notified. Each school has a nurse on campus.Legal Aspects: Legal Aspects Confidentiality - It is unprofessional and against the law in many states to disclose confidential information about your students. Generally, a substitute teacher should avoid comments about individual students that convey private information: grades, medical conditions, learning or discipline problems, etc.Legal Aspects: Legal Aspects Anecdotal Records - Maintaining notes on particular incidents in the classroom can protect you in problematic situations. If you feel that your actions might be questioned, note the date and time, the individuals involved, the choices for action considered, and the actions taken.Legal Aspects: Legal Aspects When sending a student to the principal due to discipline matters, the substitute teacher maintains the duties of supervision and due care for both the individual child and the remainder of the class. Proper action may be detailed in the school policy or may require your independent sound judgment. Possible actions include having another child accompany the child, sending a child to bring someone from the office to intervene, or having another teacher watch your class while you take the child to the office.Legal Aspects: Legal Aspects Dangerous Situations -A substitute teacher is responsible for making sure the learning environment is safe. This includes things such as the arrangement of desks so as not to block exits and proper supervision during the use of potentially dangerous classroom equipment.Legal Aspects: Legal Aspects Any school employee (including a substitute teacher) who knows or reasonably believes that a child has been neglected, or physically or sexually abused, should immediately notify the Department of Children’s Services. Contact information should be available in each school’s main office or guidance center.Legal Aspects: Legal Aspects What is sexual harassment? Definition: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: Submission to such conduct is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of a person's employment or a student's academic success Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting such individuals Such conduct unreasonably interferes with an individual's work or academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working, or learning, environmentLegal Aspects: Legal Aspects The following are behaviors which could be viewed as sexual harassment when they are unwelcome: Verbal: whistling or making cat calls at someone making sexual comments about a person's clothing or body telling sexual jokes or stories referring to an adult woman or man as a hunk, doll, babe, or honey spreading rumors about a person's personal sex life repeatedly "asking out" a person who is not interested Non-verbal paying unwanted attention to someone (staring, following) making facial expressions (winking, throwing kisses, licking) making lewd gestures giving gifts of a sexual nature Physical hanging around, standing close, or brushing up against a person, touching a person's clothing, hair, or body touching oneself in a sexual manner around another person, hugging, kissing, patting, stroking, massagingClassroom Management : Classroom Management Here are some techniques that you can use in your classroom that will help you achieve effective group management and control.Classroom Management: Classroom Management Focusing Be sure you have the attention of everyone in your classroom before you start your lesson. Don’t attempt to teach over the chatter of students who are not paying attention.Classroom Management: Classroom Management Direct Instruction Uncertainty increases the level of excitement in the classroom. The technique of direct instruction is to begin each class by telling the students exactly what will be happening. The teacher outlines what he and the students will be doing this period. He may set time limits for some tasks.Classroom Management: Classroom Management Monitoring The key to this principle is to circulate. Get up and get around the room. While your students are working, make the rounds. Check on their progress. An effective teacher will make a pass through the whole room about two minutes after the students have started a written assignment. She checks that each student has started, that the children are on the correct page, and that everyone has put their names on their papers. The delay is important. She wants her students to have a problem or two finished so she can check that answers are correctly labeled or in complete sentences. She provides individualized instruction as needed.Classroom Management: Classroom Management Modeling Teachers who are courteous, prompt, enthusiastic, in control, patient and organized provide examples for their students through their own behavior. The “do as I say, not as I do” teachers send mixed messages that confuse students and invite misbehavior. If you want students to use quiet voices in your classroom while they work, you too will use a quiet, but assertive voice as you move through the room helping youngsters.Classroom Management: Classroom Management Non-Verbal Cuing A standard item in the classroom of the 1950’s was the clerk’s bell. A shiny nickel bell sat on the teacher’s desk. With one tap of the button on top he had everyone’s attention. Teachers have shown a lot of ingenuity over the years in making use of non-verbal cues in the classroom. Some flip light switches. Others keep clickers in their pockets. Non-verbal cues can also be facial expressions, body posture and hand signals. Care should be given in choosing the types of cues you use in your classroom. Take time to explain what you want the students to do when you use your cues.Classroom Management: Classroom Management Low-Profile Intervention Most students are sent to the principal’s office as a result of confrontational escalation. The teacher has called them on a lesser offense, but in the moments that follow, the student and the teacher are swept up in a verbal maelstrom. Much of this can be avoided when the teacher’s intervention is quiet and calm.Classroom Management: Classroom Management Assertive Discipline This is traditional limit setting authoritarianism. When executed as presented by Lee Canter (who has made this form a discipline one of the most widely known and practiced) it will include a good mix of praise. This is high profile discipline. The teacher is the boss and no child has the right to interfere with the learning of any student. Clear rules are laid out and consistently enforced.Classroom Management: Classroom Management Assertive I-Messages A component of Assertive Discipline, these I-Messages are statements that the teacher uses when confronting a student who is misbehaving. They are intended to be clear descriptions of what the student is suppose to do. The teacher who makes good use of this technique will focus the child’s attention first and foremost on the behavior he wants, not on the misbehavior. “I want you to...” or “I need you to...” or “I expect you to...”Classroom Management: Classroom Management Humanistic I-Messages These I-messages are expressions of our feelings. Thomas Gordon, creator of Teacher Effectiveness Training (TET), tells us to structure these messages in three parts. First, include a description of the child’s behavior. “When you talk while I talk...” Second, relate the effect this behavior has on the teacher. “...I have to stop my teaching...” And third, let the student know the feeling that it generates in the teacher. “...which frustrates me.”Classroom Management: Classroom Management Positive Discipline Use classroom rules that describe the behaviors you want instead of listing things the students cannot do. Instead of “no-running in the room,” use “move through the building in an orderly manner.” Instead of “no fighting,“ use “settle conflicts appropriately.” Instead of “no gum chewing,” use “leave gum at home.” Refer to your rules as expectations. Let your students know this is how you expect them to behave in your classroom.The Daily Routine : The Daily Routine First of all, arrive on time, which probably means at least one-half hour before the first class is scheduled to begin. You should check in with the principal or secretary and sign in on the sign-in sheet that is available at the schools. Your handbook will indicate specific arrival times for the elementary, middle, and high schools.The Daily Routine : The Daily Routine Second, follow the teacher's lesson plan as given to you. Most all teachers are responsible and want their students to learn. You are expected to carry on with the academic program.The Daily Routine : The Daily Routine Prior to Entering the Classroom Report to the administration office. Obtain any keys that might be necessary. Ask about student passes and special procedures. Ask if there will be any extra duties associated with the permanent teacher's assignment. Ask about any special school-wide activities planned for the day. Find out how to refer a student to the office.The Daily Routine : The Daily Routine Find out how to report students who are tardy or absent. Find the locations of restrooms and the teachers' lounge. Ask the names of the teachers on both sides of your classroom and if possible, introduce yourself to them. Ask if any students have medical problems.The Daily Routine : The Daily Routine In the Classroom Before School Enter the classroom with confidence. Write your name (as you wish to be addressed by the students) on the board. Review the expectations, or rules, if any are posted. Locate the school evacuation map. Read through the lesson plans left by the permanent teacher.The Daily Routine : The Daily Routine Locate the books, papers, and materials which will be needed throughout the day. Study the seating charts. If you can't find any, get ready to make your own. When the bell rings, stand in the doorway and greet students as they enter the classroom.The Daily Routine : The Daily Routine Throughout the Day Greet the students at the door and get them involved in a learning activity immediately. Carry out the lesson plans and assigned duties to the best of your ability. Improvise using the materials in in the classroom to fill extra time, enhance activities, or supplement sketchy lesson plans as needed. Be fair and carry out the rewards and consequences you establish. Be positive and respectful in your interactions with students and school personnel.The Daily Routine : The Daily Routine At the End of Each Class Period Make sure that all classroom sets are accounted for. Challenge students to recall projects and topics they have studied that day. Remind students of homework. Have students straighten and clean the area around their desks.The Daily Routine : The Daily Routine At the End of the Day Write a brief report about your day and leave it for the permanent teacher. Neatly organize the papers turned in by the students. Close windows, turn off lights and equipment, and make sure the room is in good order before you lock the door. Turn in keys and any money collected at the office. Check to see if you will be needed again the next day. Jot down a few notes to yourself about what was accomplished, how things went, and ways to improve.Expectations: Expectations Substitute teachers are expected to: Be professional Be aware of the legal aspects of the job Develop proper classroom management techniques Follow a daily routineThank you!: Thank you! Thank you for your interest in substituting for the Bristol Tennessee City Schools. 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