24 hours of teacher guided instruction 30 hours of classroom observations inclusive of all grade levels
What exactly will You be learning in the ProSubs Skillful Teaching Course
You have unknowns and questions. You have been a student in numerous classrooms over the years with lots and lots of substitutes. Statistics say you have spent at least one full year of your schooling since kindergarten with a substitute teacher at the head of your classroom.
It is no secret to you that being a substitute teacher in a third-grade class is far different than middle school math. In your mind, you are probably right now thinking about all of the things you may have put former substitutes through as you progressed through school. As a younger student, it was a novelty having someone other than your regular teacher show up for you. In the older grades it may have become a day of testing your abilities to ‘stump the sub’, or worse.
That’s great news! You have a fresh perspective of what students will try when you enter the classroom. This course is going to give you the skills, strategies, tips, tricks, and tools you need to turn those antics into opportunities for learning.
By taking this course you are already choosing to make a difference for future generations of students!
Module 1: Establishing Professionalism
Standard levels of professionalism in education
Simple practices to put in place that naturally communicate professionalism to districts and schools
Covers the topics of confidentiality, special populations, board policies, and emergency situations
What unprofessional booby traps to avoid
How to maintain objectivity and control in any situation
Module 3: Instructional Strategies
Developing a teaching toolkit of over 20 instructional strategies that consistently work
Knowing what to do in individual, small group, and whole classroom settings for the best instructional outcome
Confidently make an instructional plan regardless of the quality of the lesson plans left for you
Recognizing when learning is not taking place and knowing what to do next
Module 2: Classroom Management
The typical developmental stages and behaviors of elementary, middle, and high school grade levels
How to best motivate students at each stage for optimal learning
How to gain and keep attention and engagement in every lesson
What to do when students decide to ‘test’ your ability to manage the classroom by misbehaving
Recognizing when misbehavior requires discipline and how to act on it
Module 4: Classroom Technology
Introducing the most common technology encountered in the classroom
Showcasing some quick and easy online tools anyone can learn on their own to incorporate in the classroom
Sharing best practices to reduce the struggle of managing off task student behavior while using technology during class
Learning best practices for how to conduct an engaging virtual lesson.
This short video is a special message from Chantell briefly explaining the Purpose and Overview of the course, including why she created it and wrote her book "I'm a Professional Substitute Teacher ...Now What?". A short description of the content in each Module gives you a preview of what you will be learning.