Thursday, December 10, 2015

Step 2

Since I've moved and started substitute teaching again I've been asked a few times to become a building substitute. I think I talked about this before in a different post but I can't remember. So for those of you who don't know, a building sub is a person who works only at one school every day and whatever teacher in the building needs a substitute, they fill in for them.

In my opinion having a building sub is a bit selfish on the part of the schools. Almost every school I have been to complains about not having enough substitutes, but other schools have building subs with nothing to do some days and they could be utilized in other schools.


Initially I didn't accept any of the building sub positions for a few reasons.

1. I'm in grad school and I didn't know what my semester was going to be like in the spring.

2. I didn't want to commit to any one school in case I got stuck in a school I didn't like.

But I recently did accept a building sub position in an elementary school near where I live. I don't know why but I like this school. When I say I don't know why I mean because they have some pretty difficult kids but it's like a few not like the majority of the building. The assistant principal called me and said the position was opening and he had a few people he wanted to offer it to but he wanted to offer it to me first. Since this is a school I like and he said he was willing to work around my grad school schedule I accepted. We'll see how this goes.