Helpful staff and administration
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Long Beach, CA – August 10, 2015
Most schools have a very helpful and supportive staff and administration. While there are exceptions to this, I regard this district to be a good one to work for. My experience has been limited to substituting where I can't really expect to be a close member of the team, but yet I still felt welcomed by the other teachers. And, even though, they seem to be overworked and overwhelmed, none of their workload stops them from trying and helping others and attempting to do the best job they can for the students. I have had classes that follow instruction well, and I have had students that seem to be going out of their way to get on my nerves. Attitudes run hottest when a substitute is in the room. But, I believe that that experience has really helped me to be a far more patient teacher than I otherwise would have been. Because of that patience, I have had students come up to me in later years to thank me and let me know they have changed and followed my advice. It is rewarding to know that even after one day of substituting, I can have a lasting effect on the future of a student. Imagine what I could do, and want to do, in the course of a year.