Welcome to Substitute Teaching


Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Instructional Planning and Delivery 1D; Learning Environment 4A, 4B, 4C; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A, 6B, 6D
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Are you ready to dive into the world of substitute teaching? This 1-hour course presented by Gifted Guru is full of valuable information for substitute teachers on everything from classroom management strategies to what supplies to bring to a job. After taking this course you’ll be ready to confidently approach substitute teaching and make a difference in the lives of students.  

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Welcome to substitute teaching!

Whatever has led you to this job, becoming a substitute teacher is a tremendous responsibility that fills a vital role in education. In this course educator Lisa Van Gemert uses her experience both as a substitute and full time teacher to share practical tips and actionable takeaways that you can use in your classrooms today.

This 1-hour course presented by Gifted Guru is full of valuable information that serves as an introduction to the basics of substitute teaching for new substitutes, and is a great refresher for well-seasoned subs.

After taking this course, substitute teachers will have a better understanding of:

  • How to choose a substitute job
  • Why to make business cards
  • What supplies to bring to a classroom
  • Classroom management strategies
  • Logistics of substitute teaching
  • How to dress for success
Lisa Van Gemert shares best practices in education with audiences around the world using a combination of neuropsychology, pedagogy, experience, humor, technology and sheer fun. She is an expert consult to television shows including Lifetime’s "Child Genius," and a writer of award-winning lesson plans, as well as numerous published articles on social psychology and pedagogy and the book, Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough. A former teacher, school administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, she shares resources for educators and parents on her website giftedguru.com and is co-founder with Ian Byrd of the Gifted Guild, a professional community for educators of the gifted. Lisa and her husband Steve are the parents of three sons and live in Arlington, Texas.

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1 review for Welcome to Substitute Teaching

  1. Jennifer – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Helpful for new subs.

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