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I have a question about subbing
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I am a certified teacher who relocated with her husband and am not having any luck so far finding a job. I am going to sub in the fall if I cannot find a job. If I want to sub everyday (which I will have to) will they call me? I guess I am paranoid that I won't get called that much. Like maybe 1 or 2 times a week. Also is this a good way to go about getting a job for next year?


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More districts.
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"...I want to sub everyday"

Putting your name in several districts in the surrounding area at all levels (Elementary, Middle and High school) will increase your call volume.
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:28 PM
 
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I agree with MikeRocode. I'm listed with several districts and work every day I want to work.
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I get on the sub finder website (my district uses SmartFind). I usually find more jobs by doing that than by waiting for a phone call.
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Apply at several different schools
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I live in a rural area with four schools nearby (30 mile radius) and work fairly regular. My advice is to apply in as many school districts as you can, and you'll be busy. It'll be slow in the beginning, but once they get to know you, it picks up.


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Ditto. I work in 5 districts and have a pretty full schedule. In one of the districts I work in, I was able to work as an educational assistant in the beginning of the year when no other work was available. You won't get paid as much as a sub for a teacher but some pay is better than none. I also liked the opportunity to observe how other teachers teach.
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Landing jobs 5 days a week
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Introduce yourself to as many people in the school as possible. Make your name known in the school. Make business cards and hand them out to the teachers at the school and the school secretary. When subbing, take anything that you can get! Even though it may not be the subject area or grade level you prefer, it still provides money and experience for you!
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:41 AM
 
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also, make sure you do little things that the teacher will notice. i got a long term sub job at a school where i subbed for the K teacher. she liked me because i folded their art smocks and put their chairs up on their tables before i left. (of all things!) one week later, they asked me to fill a maternity leave position in 1st grade at that school based on her word.

leave a note with details about your day. if there is an issue (like drama with 6th grade girls), leave a detailed note about what happened and how you handled it.

the more you do this, the better your chances of being called if requested by a teacher themselves.
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