Substitute teaching offers great flexibility for those who may not be able to work 9-5. Day starts about 10 minutes earlier than the kids, but I always go 30 mins early to orientate myself with the class and the work for the day. The hardest part is not knowing the kids... or their names. Although you will learn the troublemakers FAST! I wish there was an orientation at the school districts to go over their policies and such. It is rewarding to work with kids in the community.
PCMI provides many people with good jobs. I enjoy it. However, I am just inquring into what jobs might be out there.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Barry, Eaton Counties in Mid-Michigan – August 16, 2016
I spend a typical day as a substitute teacher spending time with teenagers. There are often assignments due for the next day. I interpret the absent teacher's notes and proceed from there. No two days are ever alike. I have learned immense amounts of knowledge from this job. I have been amazed at the friendliness I have experienced getting to know the kids. I have reviewed and learned years worth of mathematical knowledge I did not have before. It has been an incredible experience for me. School has changed over the last 30 years, and it has been a joy to experience the differences firsthand.
It is interesting and exciting to meet new kids. It is a job one can do on days I choose to work.
There are no summer jobs. I never get to really know anyone. The pay is not good.
Substitute Teacher K-12 (Current Employee) – Little Rock, AR – May 6, 2016
flexible schedule. internet access as well as other modes of communication in order to get assignments. recently took over the sub system for LRSD in little rock Arkansas. the system allows for one who needs daily work and flexible with ine's schedule.
Teacher's Assistant, AMELC (Former Employee) – Mount Clemens, MI – December 8, 2015
I loved working with the kids. As a contractor, it was hit or miss. I had assignments and I got paid decent at the time I worked here. I would like better healthcare but I love the job more than I paid attention to the company.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Mena, AR – November 19, 2015
Any typical day I wait for a call to sub at my local school. There are rare days when I have already been scheduled to work. I get to work and find out which class I will be covering for the day. I go to the classroom and see what the teacher has left for me to instruct the children with that day. As the classes some in I get them ready to learn and start instructing them in their work for the day. Then at the end of the day I always leave the teacher a note as to who was present and who was absent. Then I give them a little note as to how each of their classes went. That way they will be better prepared when they get back.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Arkansas – October 14, 2015
Follow lesson plans, give written and oral instruction(s), work hands on with the students. Very rewarding! The kids make the job all the worthwhile. As an Educator myself, I'm able to do something I love and this educate and work with kids.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER (Current Employee) – Bay City, MI – September 23, 2015
there are no benefits for substitute teachers which is fine. I like working with the students and the pay isn't too bad. The teachers are good to work for and leave good instructions for you especially if they know there are certain kids that could cause you some problems. overall I enjoy working for PCMI.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Portland, MI – June 26, 2015
I really enjoy working with students, as bad as your day may be seeing their smiles and the joy they get from learning is catching. As much as I can and do teach them, I learn even more from them on a daily basis.
Teacher, Short Term (Former Employee) – Mount Pleasant, MI – May 14, 2015
After a reasonable screening process I was allowed access to a website that posted available part-time teaching jobs around the Mt. Pleasant area. They were first come first serve and covered a wide variety of subjects. I would confirm which sessions I intended to teach and then report to the appropriate school on the appropriate day. Usually materials and instructions were provided that detailed my responsibilities for that session, usually one full day. Subjects ranged from Math, English and Science to Art, Spanish and Drama. Overall the students were great and the teachers were helpful but occasionally I found it odd that there was no oversight or review of my job performance.
Compliance Specialist/bookkeeper (Former Employee) – Portland, MI – April 3, 2015
• Process applications for substitute teachers and other school personnel according to compliance guidelines, coordinate placement of personnel in school districts throughout Michigan, manage personnel database and information entry, conduct sign-up seminars in school districts. • Assist with development and organization of compliance department training procedures, knowledge of state compliance regulations, familiar with workman’s comp requirements. • Process payroll information through ADP services, developed separate tracking process for coaches’ payroll program. Involved in accounts receivables and the ACH deposit process • Responsible for development of record keeping system for over 200 schools involving quarterly and yearly tax reports.
Busy, lots of projects, satisfaction when completed
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – South Lyon, MI – March 22, 2015
South Lyon Community schools is a great district to substitute teach in. While subbing in South Lyon each day was different depending on the school and grade level. I have gained a great amount of experience working with students, parents and administrators.
Throughout subbing, I have learned significant amount of skills that I will be able to use. As a substitute teacher I have became very flexible when dealing with all situations. This has enabled me to get things I need to complete done while focusing on making each day in the classroom a successful learning environment. I have also gained classroom management skills to ensure that students are comfortable and are engaged in learning.
The hardest part of substitute teaching has been having a inconsistent schedule each week. It has not been easy balancing my busy lifestyle and accepting jobs at early or late times of the day.
Contract Teacher - Math, Science, IT, Languages (Former Employee) – Traverse City, MI – March 10, 2015
Independent work, find school in Oakland County. Learned to be flexible and available anywhere, anytime. Management was of my own accord; though, I reported to Secretary in charge, at each school. Co-workers was not predominate. There were regular teachers, but we were not social. The hardest part of the job was some elementary schools had armed guards. The most enjoyable part of the job was being creative in arts, music and gymnastics.
teachers laid out writtern plans to follow.
no conversations about emergency procedures; i.e. a fire et al.
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – Saginaw, MI – January 27, 2015
Teaching is often under appreciated. Often substitutes are tested and forced to bring their A game. The students will tear you apart if you're weak but praise and appreciate you if you're not. I love working with students so the good outweighs the bad.
variety due to working at different schools.
staff can often make you feel invisible or disposable.