Doing the best they can to help rural Alaska
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – Glennallen, AK – November 3, 2012
As a substitute, I was called on a near-daily basis to teach any given subject to any given grade level, K-12. Typically, I would arrive before the start of the school day and look over the day's lesson plans. In my time substitute teaching, I learned to be flexible, since things rarely adhered perfectly to the lesson plan I was given. The most stressful part of the job was the "crowd control" aspect, which was much more pronounced in the elementary and junior high kids. I enjoyed feeling like I was having a positive impact on kid's lives, and giving hardworking teachers a much-needed break.
positive influence on the community, good salary, flexible schedule
unruly kids, incomplete/vague lesson plans, occasional scheduling flubs