Best Teaching Practices for Diverse Learners: How Substitutes Can Positively Impact Classroom Culture
In a classroom full of diverse learners, everyone needs attention, asks a multitude of questions, and requires different solutions. It can be disconcerting for the regular teacher, so imagine the plight of a substitute teacher, who enters a different classroom with unique learners each day. The challenges are even greater, but with a few basicRead More
2019 ESS Art Contest Finalists
We couldn’t be more excited about the tremendous response to our 2019 ESS Art Contest, themed “What would it be like to have class in outer space?” We received nearly 750 submissions from K-12 students throughout the country! Seven ESS judges scored each piece in the categories of artistic and technical skill, originality, adherence toRead More
How Providing Substitute Teacher Education Increases Job Performance
The most effective substitute teachers are masters of adaptation. Consider their job description: new assignments every day, new students, different content, and unique experiences. Ideally, they possess expert classroom management and crucial instructional skills. The best way to ensure your substitutes are equipped with all of the desired competencies and characteristics is to provide themRead More
Best Practices in Substitute Teacher Classroom Management
Classroom management is the ability to maintain order so that learning can happen, and it is something every substitute teacher needs to have a firm grasp on if they are to succeed. Since substitute teachers typically accept a new challenge each day, the ability to take charge at the outset of each assignment is essential.Read More
Can Substitute Teachers Wear Jeans? A Guide to Substitute Teacher Dress Code
For substitute teachers, each new assignment begins by making a first impression. Each introduction sets the tone for the relationship established between substitutes and their students for the day. What we wear affects how others see us, but it also determines how we view ourselves and can influence our demeanor and productivity. Let’s consider someRead More
Congratulations to Our March Employees of the Month!
Each month, our partner school districts submit glowing reviews of our employees, from which we select two employees of the month. We’re pleased to recognize our honorees from March 2019!Read More
Work 5+ Days in April for a Chance to Win These Awesome Prizes!
Attention ESS employees: If you work 5+ days in April, you’ll automatically earn an entry into our monthly drawing. The more days you work, the more chances you gain to win one of these awesome prizes!Read More
Congratulations to Our March 2019 Raffle Winners!
Each month, we give away more than $1,000 worth of exciting prizes to some lucky employees who meet or exceed certain work frequency and performance qualifications. We want to reward our most dedicated people with an opportunity to win something big! We’re pleased to announce the winners of last month’s raffle:Read More
A District’s Guide to Managing Substitute Teacher Benefits
Great benefits, along with competitive wages, are the best way to attract and retain quality substitute teachers for your school district. For many employees, benefits may be the deciding factor in choosing one job opportunity over another. They bring peace of mind and provide safeguards that allow employees to live and work with the reassuranceRead More
Substitute Teacher Duties and Responsibilities: What You Should Expect from a Qualified Substitute Teacher
There are certain reasonable expectations when a substitute teacher is requested. Some are pretty basic and can be spelled out in an employee handbook: punctuality, professional attire, respectful of privacy and confidentiality. But others are more nuanced and open to interpretation. When it comes to substitute teacher duties and responsibilities, what should you expect fromRead More