Bill Rogers addresses the issues important to supply teachers (substitute teachers) and identifies the skills necessary for handling the demands they face.
Chapter 6: Behaviour Consequences
A few years ago I met an old professor at the University of Notre Dame. Looking back on his long life of teaching he said – with a funny twinkle in his eye, ‘I have always complained that my work was constantly interrupted until I slowly discovered that my interruptions were my work.’
If a supply teacher is going to be accepted as a fellow professional (within the colleague team for that day, that week) they need to be able to exercise normal behaviour consequences within the school's discipline policy.
While the supply teacher may be constrained somewhat by the fact they only teach a class for one day (even a few periods as in secondary schools) it is important that they convey ...