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ERIC Number: EJ852905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0271-6062
No Substitute Teacher Left behind
O'Connor, Kevin
Principal, v89 n1 p32-36 Sep-Oct 2009
Schools and districts routinely recruit, retain, and support highly qualified teachers to ensure that students receive the best learning opportunities. However, even if one's school employs highly qualified full-time teachers, it is important to acknowledge that substitute teachers also have a significant impact on the education of students. One of the responsibilities of the principal is to bring out the best in substitute teachers. With high demands already placed on principals to ensure the quality of teaching staff, there are ways principals can monitor and improve the quality of overall substitute teacher performance. It takes only a short time, but the results of a principal's efforts will likely result in connections and influence that will affect the overall performance of his school, staff, and students. Even in the absence of uniform and extensive training for substitute teachers, principals positively influence the impact of these teachers when they provide consideration, attention, and acknowledgment for the work they do. (Contains 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A