|Cybrary Man started his teaching
career as a day to day substitute. He was very busy because
there were a lot of teacher absences in the first school he taught at.
In fact from the first day he started subbing in February he worked
very day through June. He also had to have lessons for all subject
areas as most of the teachers he covered for did not leave lesson
plans (East New York Brooklyn)|
He enjoyed filling in for long term absences. Once he gained a
reputation as someone who could teach any subject when an opening
became available he was hired.
to become very organized when you are a substitute teacher. Be
prepared with supplies (paper, pens...).
the other three schools I worked in we had a lot of teacher absences.
One school averaged ten teachers out a day! Since we could not get
subs as they were afraid to work in that dangerous neighborhood
teachers got paid to cover classes ("blood money") we had to be
prepared to take over classes in all subject areas for our absent
used to get to school at 6:00am to answer the telephone and then start
figuring out how to cover all the classes for absent teachers. Luckily
staff like me volunteered for coverages. Unfortunately since the high
number of absences we had to give other teachers coverages as well to
cover all the classes.
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