Enjoyable, rewarding, flexible job.
Pros: Flexibel Schedule, good amount of work most of the time, able to choose subject and grade level, user friendly system for finding assignments.
Cons: Some weeks work teaching assignments can be scarce.
A typical work day as a substitute teacher for the Long Beach unified school district usually starts the night before by checking online. If an assignment is not found, then I check again in the morning usually around 6:00. After getting an assignment arrive at the school a little early, check in at the office with the secretary, sign in and get keys and sub folder. Next head to the classroom, locate lesson plans, and teach away.
This job has helped me develop and practice different classroom management techniques.
As a substitute I feel supported by other teacher, school administration, and staff. Over all I have had great experiences working at different schools throughout the district. I also feel supported by the district.
The hardest part of this job would have to be the unpredictable schedule at times. Some weeks there are lots of jobs, some very few.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the flexibility. Everyday is different.