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Bill Rogers addresses the issues important to supply teachers (substitute teachers) and identifies the skills necessary for handling the demands they face.

A Normal Teaching Day?: A Case Example of Supply Teaching
A normal teaching day?: A case example of supply teaching

You come most carefully upon your hour.

(Shakespeare, Hamlet, I: i)

Liz Smith is a supply teacher in her mid-thirties; she's back teaching (after a break for family commitments). She enjoys a few days' teaching, in different schools most weeks; sometimes she gets several straight days at one school. She's had an early morning call from the ‘supply provider’. Sometimes she gets the call the night before. Today she's got a grade 6.

Liz gets to school early – East London. She has not taught in this particular school before. It's 8.15 a.m. She knows how important it is to get to a school early; paperwork, directions, check out ...

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