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Our monthly columns are written by people teaching every day for people teaching every day. They can help provide guidance in difficult situations, help with academic questions, and tips for making substitute teaching even more fulfilling than it has been so far!

  • Editor's Column   ( 23 Articles )

    The editor writes a letter to the readers of Substitute Teacher Magazine for each issue.

  • Letters to the Editor   ( 13 Articles )

    From you to the Editor.  The Editor asks the readers of Substitute Teacher Magazine to write in with your questions and comments.  This magazine exists because of our readers, so we encourage you to give your feedback, and make requests!

  • From the Administrators and Teachers   ( 2 Articles )
    From the Administrators and Teachers is a column of advice, do's, and don't's, or just experiences from permanent school staff who interact with substitute teachers.  School staff is encouraged to write in to this column.
  • From the Subs   ( 8 Articles )

    This column is written by substitute teachers about their life inside or outside the classroom.  Substitute teachers have very different lifestyles.  Some are attending college to get their teaching certificate.  Some rush from the classroom to their second job.  Substitute teachers are encouraged to write in to let us know - what do you think of your life as a sub?

  • Difficult Situations   ( 4 Articles )
    Have you ever been in a difficult situation?  Let us know about it, and we can answer any questions you might have about how it was handled, and how to handle a similar situation next time.
  • When You're Left With no Plans   ( 8 Articles )
    What do you do when you're left with no plans?  Do you have an arsenal of supplies in your "sub bag"?  Help other substitute teachers out, and let us know what you do when there's no sub folder to be found.
  • Dear Barbara   ( 27 Articles )

    Barbara Pressman is the author of book Substitute Teaching from A to Z (McGraw-Hill, 2008), available in all major bookstores and To find out more, visit:

    If you have a question for Barbara, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  • Interviews   ( 2 Articles )
    This section of the website is a collection of interviews. Anyone can submit an interview as long as both the interviewer and the interviewee both agree. You can use questions from the interviews posted here, or use your own questions.