I am preparing to fill a long term sub position in a few weeks. This will be my third time for this position so the expectations are well known to me. My advice would be to go in and SMILE. The most important thing I do each day is to show the kids I LIKE them. Since I teach middle schoolers, I find that they like to be treated like they are adults, but they are still little kids. If you treat them with respect and listen to them, they respond to you much better. I now have the reputation for being their "favorite sub" and the neat thing is that I never have to sacrifice discipline or firmness for good behavior. As long as you show them respect, they will respect you and you will be able to get to all the lessons that much quicker!(and with very little "test the sub" activities).
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