Good compensation, difficult work with little support
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – December 22, 2016
Working as a substitute teacher at Minneapolis Public Schools has been a very challenging experience. Coming into low-income inner-city schools as a substitute teacher is not an easy task for anyone. You are thrown into a school where you do not know the routine, nor any of the names of the students and are expected to carry out the lesson plans for the day. Ultimately, it ends up being a struggle to keep the students from misbehaving, let alone completing the assigned work. I do not fault MPS for these difficulties of the job, as these are mostly out of their control. You are, however, largely on your own as a substitute at MPS, with little support aside from one introductory mandatory orientation.