Welcome to all student and substitute
teachers seeking helpful and practical information that will promote
the likelihood of your teaching success.
I, James Gaudio, have written concise, point-by-point accounts of what
I wish I had known prior
to doing my student teaching and to working as a substitute teacher.
I have now been teaching full time for about fourteen years,
and I still consider my time student teaching and substitute teaching
as being uniquely
demanding experiences. There is, however, help available that was not
available to me. I offer a booklet designed to help student teachers
and another booklet designed to help substitute teachers. Even though
these booklets are two separate entities, they certainly complement one
another. So, I am offering the two together for the
price of $6.50, total. If purchased individually, the
price is $5.50, total, for either one, alone. There are no discounts
for multiple orders.
Again, student and substitute
teaching are typically stressful. The way to minimize one's stress is
to maximize one's preparedness. Indeed, the three most important components
of teaching-related success are preparation, preparation and preparation.
I am sure my booklets will go a long way in helping you to be properly
prepared i.e., successful.
In closing, I should mention
that I earned recognition as an outstanding student teacher upon completion
of my student teaching assignment. Also, as a substitute teacher, I was
on several schools' "call first" list. This "list" typically
exists in the various teaching departments and/or teachers' lounges of
a given school. Although not formal in nature, this "list" is
often consulted by teachers needing subs. Being successful as a sub ultimately
played an important part in my receiving interviews for full time positions.