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Utah Start-up Doing Its Part to Curb National Substitute Shortage


OREM, Utah, December 4, 2019 – Located in the heart of Utah’s Silicon Slopes, Ready2Teach, LLC was born of the local schools’ needs to find good, qualified substitutes while not breaking the bank to do so. With the nationwide shortage in substitute teachers, Ready2Teach set out to build a web and mobile-based platform that eliminated the hoops of traditional educational staffing companies. Today, Ready2Teach announced the launch of their mobile app, available for free on both iOS and Android. These innovative platforms make access readily available for school administrators, teachers and subs any time and anywhere.

With the substitute teacher shortage not only affecting Utah schools but being a problem for schools across the nation as well, Ready2Teach seamlessly connects qualified substitute teachers within a county with schools and vice versa. The streamlined process cuts costs for schools, which in turn makes higher pay to the subs a welcome possibility. .

Ready2Teach had my interest in becoming a substitute teacher from the very beginning,” stated Darrin Brooks, a substitute teacher from Utah. “I found Ready2Teach a company that promotes natural harmony between schools and the substitute community. Similarly, the use of their personal, virtual platform allowed me easy access to the available jobs in my area at the click of a button.”

Hailed as the “Uber for Substitute Teachers,” Ready2Teach helps substitute teachers effortlessly find job within the geographical area they set. It also provides a simple, user-friendly experience to the teachers and school administrators posting and managing temporary job openings.

“Pairing the mobile app launch with the web app, Ready2Teach is altering the way school administrators and teachers connect with qualified substitutes in a way never seen before,” said Andrew Dadson, co-founder and CEO.

With Ready2Teach, schools can simply post and ma “Ready2Teach has already helped to fill thousands of jobs by creating the ideal experience for all parties. Thus, schools are able to focus on what really matters — the kids.” nage jobs 24/7 and respond quickly, allowing all parties to be more efficient and productive.

Ready2Teach app benefits include:

‘Exclusive’ and ‘Favorite’ lists – Pick specific ‘favorite’ substitutes so only they can access a job. If a school has its own ‘exclusive’ pool of subs, they can post jobs exclusively to them.

• Automated Job Escalation – Post the job to your ‘exclusive’ or ‘favorite’ list and escalate to the general pool automatically if not filled within your allotted time.
• Upload lesson plans – A feature to benefit all parties, this allows teachers to let the subs know exactly what they need to be successful and direct the kids in line with the teacher’s efforts.

After a successful beta test on web and mobile with all its users—both subs and schools—this newest update offers more flexibility and increased efficiency.

About Ready2Teach

Located in the heart of Utah’s Silicon Slopes, Ready2Teach launched in 2018 after noticing a significant gap in the education absence management space. In the short time span since the company’s inception, Ready2Teach has signed on more than 500 subs filling over 5,000 teaching vacancies in Utah and nearby States. The number of filled jobs keep rising month-over-month. For districts, charter schools and subs, to learn more about Ready2Teach or join the family, visit www.ready2teach.com

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NATIONAL ANGER AWARENESS WEEK (1-7 DECEMBER 2019) Changing the way we view anger


National Anger Awareness Week brings awareness to the increase in uncontrolled rage and its contribution to domestic violence, youth crime, prison sentences, classroom disturbances and stress related illnesses.

Timed for the run up to Christmas – one of the most stressful times of the year – National Anger Awareness Week encourages individuals, schools and the workplace to recognise the causes and symptoms of anger and provides information on counselling services and coping strategies aimed at defusing difficult situations and challenging behaviour.

Mike Fisher, Founder of the British Association of Anger Management (BAAM) aims to bring awareness to the severity of the problem and the need for services to support sufferers and their families. “National Anger Awareness Week encourages people to think about how anger impacts their lives and find ways to deal with this powerful feeling. In fact, if channelled correctly anger can be a creative rather than a destructive force,” explains Fisher.

Now in its nineteenth year, National Anger Awareness Week highlights the issues and offers ‘tools to cool’. “BAAM constantly monitors the causes of anger and we have noticed an increase in rage caused by unavoidable, everyday incidents such as traffic incidents, queue jumping, social media and frustrations with modern technology. We need to find ways to cope and with the media highlighting anger and rage in our leaders and media stars, none of us are immune from experiencing what it feels like to experience this behaviour.”

National Anger Awareness Week highlights anger as a social issue that needs to be addressed – creating greater awareness and responsibility for the causes and finding innovative, cost effective ways of preventing incidents associated with uncontrolled rage.

The British Association of Anger Management (BAAM) provides free information on National Anger Awareness Week, nationwide anger management courses and other resources aimed at supporting individuals, educators and organisations deal with anger management issues.

ABOUT
British Association of Anger Management (BAAM) are the UK’s leading centre of expertise for anger, stress and conflict management. Founded in 1997,  BAAM offers support and training programmes for the general public, government, business, education, counselling and anyone dealing with their own or another’s anger issues.

Mike Fisher has over 32 years of experience in the field of personal and professional development and is a leading expert in the field of anger management in the UK. He contributes to radio interviews, magazine and newspaper articles and has been featured in television documentaries including;

NASTY BOSSES,
THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BRITAIN,
LOSING IT,
VIOLENT FATHERS with Kilroy Silk,
BIG BROTHER’S LITTLE BROTHER,
BBC’s CAN’T STOP LOSING MY COOL
and Landmark Film’s for Channel Five documentary
BEAT IT: ANGRY WITH MY FATHER.

CONTACT.
For further information, case studies and interviews with Mike Fisher. Mobile: +44 7931569051
Email: admin@angermanage.co.uk http://www.angermanage.co.uk/national-anger-awareness-week/

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