Substitute Teaching

Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites
The internet catalogue for students, teachers, administrators & parents.

Over 20,000 relevant links personally selected by an educator/author with over 30 years of experience.


Educators         Parents        Students       General     Home

Substitute Teaching
In the Education section on Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites you will find the following pages filled with many links for the following:

Authentic Learning
Blended Learning
Bloom's Taxonomy
Bulletin Boards
Character & Ethics
Classroom & Behavior Management
Common Core
Cooperative Learning
Coping Strategies for New Teachers
Critical Thinking
Cross Curricular

Differentiated Instruction
Education Information
Education Quotations
Education Reform
Educational Journals
EFL/ELL/ESL/Bilingual Education
Field Trips
Flipped Classroom
Gifted & Talented
Graphic Organizers
Head Start & High Scope
High School
Homework Debate
Homework Help
Homework System
Humor in the Classroom
Ice Breakers & Back to School
Learn Your Studentsí Names
Learning Centers
Learning from Mistakes
Learning Games & Activities
Lesson Plans
Middle School
Motivating Students
Multiple Intelligences
New Teachers
Organizing Your Classroom
Polls & Surveys
Parent-Teacher Communication/Parent-Teacher Conferences

 PreK - Early Childhood
Primary Education
Professional Development
Professional Organizations
Project-Based Learning
Questioning Techniques
Quiz & Test Generators
Self-Directed Learning
Setting Up Your Classroom
Special Education 
Standardized Tests

Student Teaching
Study Skills
Substitute Teaching
Teacher Interviews
Teacher Tips
Teacher Tools & Goodies
Test Preparation
Tutoring & Mentoring
Upper Elementary
Visual-Spatial Learners
Writing Curriculum


Cybrary Man started his teaching career as a day to day substitute.  He was very busy because there were a lot of teacher absences in the first school he taught at.  In fact from the first day he started subbing in February he worked very day through June. He also had to have lessons for all subject areas as most of the teachers he covered for did not leave lesson plans (East New York Brooklyn)

He enjoyed filling in for long term absences.  Once he gained a reputation as someone who could teach any subject when an opening became available he was hired.

You have to become very organized when you are a substitute teacher.  Be prepared with supplies (paper, pens...).

In the other three schools I worked in we had a lot of teacher absences.  One school averaged ten teachers out a day! Since we could not get subs as they were afraid to work in that dangerous neighborhood teachers got paid to cover classes ("blood money") we had to be prepared to take over classes in all subject areas for our absent colleagues.

I used to get to school at 6:00am to answer the telephone and then start figuring out how to cover all the classes for absent teachers. Luckily staff like me volunteered for coverages. Unfortunately since the high number of absences we had to give other teachers coverages as well to cover all the classes.

Useful Information for Substitute Teachers

Teaching Tips and Strategies

Substitute Teaching - Tricks of the Trade -

How to Create Digital Folders for the Substitute Teacher - The Tech Edvocate