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Captivating Young Minds: Strategies to Engage Elementary Students for Substitute Teachers

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Session Description:
Are you a substitute teacher looking to captivate and inspire elementary students in the classroom even when you are stepping in temporarily? Creating engaging and memorable teaching experiences can significantly contribute to teacher well-being and knowing you have positively impacted students' learning can be very fulfilling. Join Shelly Sanchez Terrell for this timesaving, to the point session she provides you with valuable insights, practical tips, and a toolbox of strategies that will empower substitute teachers to create a positive and dynamic learning environment for elementary students. Get ready to embark on a journey to unlock the secrets to engaging and motivating young minds in the absence of their regular teacher! Shelly’s expertise will empower you with the knowledge and resources you need to create meaningful learning experiences for your elementary students.

Key Takeaways:
  • Explore interactive and hands-on lesson ideas tailored to elementary students. Explore strategies that make learning fun and engaging.
  • Discover techniques for effective classroom management that create a positive and productive learning environment. Learn how to establish rapport with young learners.
  • Explore ways to integrate age-appropriate technology and digital resources into your lessons to enhance engagement and provide interactive learning experiences.
  • Discuss strategies for recognizing and catering to the unique needs and interests of elementary students. Learn how to adapt your teaching style for maximum engagement.

  • Assesssment:
    Participants will complete an exit ticket and a survey to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.


    Status: Available On-Demand
    Subject: Cross-curricular
    Last aired on: Thursday, November 30, 2023 @ 5:00 PM EST
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Credit Hours: 0.5
    Categories: Classroom Management, Diversity & SEL, Learning Theories & Strategies
    Tags: Beginning Teachers, Early Learners, Instructional Strategies, New Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Engagement, Student Teaching, Substitute Teachers

    Reviews (1)

    Full Member
    Great ideas as always Shelly! Thanks!
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