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Substitute Teaching: Classroom Management Techniques with a Twist!

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Substitute Teaching: Classroom Management Techniques with a Twist!

Being a substitute teacher can be a blast, but maintaining order and discipline in a classroom full of unfamiliar students can be a bit intimidating. But don't worry! With these fun and effective classroom management techniques, you'll be able to turn your substitute teaching experience into a joyful ride.

  1. Make a "Get to Know You" game: Start the day by playing a game that helps students get to know you and each other. This not only breaks the ice but also sets a positive tone for the rest of the day.

  2. Use humor: A bit of humor can go a long way in keeping students engaged and on task. Use light-hearted jokes or anecdotes to capture students' attention and make the material more memorable.

  3. Encourage active participation with games: Incorporate games and interactive activities that keep students engaged and focused. This helps prevent misbehavior and makes learning more enjoyable.

  4. Make rules into a song or rhyme: Instead of simply stating the rules, make them into a song or rhyme that students can easily remember. This adds a fun element to the rules and makes them more memorable.

  5. Use props: Use props, such as toys or stuffed animals, to help illustrate a point or demonstrate a concept. This makes the material more interesting and helps keep students engaged.

  6. Celebrate success: End the day by celebrating the successes and accomplishments of your students. Give out high-fives or small prizes to recognize their hard work and effort.

By using these fun and creative classroom management techniques, you'll be able to engage students and create a positive and enjoyable learning environment. So put on your substitute teaching hat, smile, and have fun!


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