Science Sampler: Sending in the Pinch Hitterby: Jill Swango and Sally Steward

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Even the most conscientious teacher will eventually need a substitute. The classroom can continue to function smoothly and effectively when substitute planning is viewed as another important aspect of preparation. Like any pinch hitter, the substitute can only "step up to the plate" if he or she is physically and mentally prepared to face the challenge. The following suggestions and guidelines will ensure the best experience for the substitute, the students, and the absent teacher.

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High
Publication Date
1/1/2004

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  • on Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:38 AM

How to prepare for a planned or unplanned absence can often present a problem to inexperience teachers. This short article provides some useful basic guidelines and ideas to help a new teacher prepare for such an occurrence.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)


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