If you are a NEW substitute/employee, you MUST first register by phone: (617)635-7980 or (857)254-1707
User/Access ID = Your Employee ID (minus leading 0's)
Password = Your PIN
Please click on the following links to view orientation videos on how to register and use SmartFindExpress:
Employee Orientation Video
Substitute Orientation Video
Download QuickTime to view videos here.
To all substitute teachers: We are expecting a large number of substitute requests for Friday, October 2nd, at the following schools. We ask for your help in filling these positions: McCormack Middle, Irving Middle, Umana K-8, Warren-Prescott K-8, Guild Elementary, Perkins, Elementary, Otis Elementary, Chittick Elementary, Jackson/Mann K-8, Harvard/Kent Elementary, Mather Elementary, P.A. Shaw Elementary, Manning Elementary, Tobin K-8, Higginson/Lewis K-8, Lee K-8. Thank you for your assistance in ensuring that all of our classrooms are covered by a quality substitute teacher.
Substitute Teachers can cancel a job up to 2 hrs of the start time.
We know that it is a challenging assignment and we appreciate you being ready every day to take over when the permanent teacher needs to be away from the classroom.
As you know there are a lot of frustrating behaviors that happen in a classroom. Students call out for no apparent reason, students stand up and sharpen their pencils while you are talking, or any number of other common classroom problems.
While these things may be bothersome, they aren't damaging to the learning environment and will typically go away within 30 seconds. How should we handle these types of behaviors?
The first thing we need to do is remember the main goal of classroom management is to get students on task, not to get revenge or to embarrass them. Therefore, the best way to handle these inconsequential behaviors is to just ignore them. It's as simple as that!
Inconsequential behaviors are irritating and probably will get on your nerves, but remember, the type of behavior determines how you handle it, and not how annoying it is.
Learning to not let behaviors upset you is a powerful tool in knowing which battles to pick when managing student behavior. This week my challenge for you is to let annoying behavior slide?instead of pointing out those inappropriate behaviors, focus more on praising appropriate behavior.
Keep up the great work you are doing!
REMINDERS Substitutes are expected to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time of assignment. Allow extra time for travel and weather delays. If you are going to be late, you must contact the school ASAP. Substitutes who are late to an assignment with no call may receive a Do Not Use. School may dock your pay for lateness at their own discretion 15 minutes prior to the start time of assignment.
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