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keep the good attitude
Old 12-19-2017, 12:33 PM
 
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I can see why this job can be underappreciated. What worked for me is when I leave notes with the regular teachers after some duty by e-mail. Sometimes they would respond with a simple thanks and life goes on. Other forms of thanks is when they invite you back to sub for them. And like you've experienced, students express their appreciation through comments like "I wish you're here everyday" or "you're the best sub!" comments. You need to cherish and hold those moments into memory because there will be days when it's otherwise. I don't mean to sound like I want you to change your outlook but the reality is because the job can be so isolating and so fraught with so many unknowns not many substitute teachers want to stay doing this job for good especially if you're young. It's a difficult job.


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