A typical substitute day consists of checking into hotline to accept open jobs for the day. Arriving at the assigned school in the hustle and bustle of morning drop offs and commutes, and quickly identifying the appropriate persons to check in. After notifying the school of my arrival, I am briefed on the class or group of children I will be providing coverage to, as well as receive and review lessons plans and safety with the school. Immediately following, I am introduced to my assigned class. Sometimes that class is a class that I have had before and there is an established rapport or its a new class where introductions are needed and a rapport has to be built. Either way, I have learned the importance of being prepared as much as can be but always remain flexible and approachable as managing others or teaching them can be challenging to the plan. However, the end goal still has to be met regardless of challenges which requires time management and organization. Each school has its own culture and ways about them, making this the hardest part of the job as you have to quickly adapt but find the balance of being sound in who you are and the ethics you bring to the position despite the changes in brick and mortar. The most enjoyable part about the job are the children. The is fulfillment and joy in witnessing a child's worldview expand and knowing you have some small part in the beauty.
flexibility, free lunch, different atmospheres