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I'm curious to hear the various reasons we all sub. I know some are retired teachers who enjoy the ability to stay somewhat in the field without the headaches of the regular position. Some are hoping subbing will lead to a permanent assignment. Some do it to be on their children's schedules.

I began subbing when I was unsure whether I wanted to continue in my previous career. Subbing gave me time away from that field, and it matched my kids' schedules. Now that my kids are grown, I still enjoy the flexibility and limited hours required. I have also come to enjoy many of the adults and students I work with frequently.

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I didnít win the lotto!😩
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:15 PM
 
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I subbed because I wanted a job in that district. Secondary English positions were nearly impossible to find, but I thought I could sub and see what came open. I got a job the next year!
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After I retired, I stayed at home for a year. By September of the second year, I was bored, so I started subbing in my former district.

Without the pressures of full time teaching, I soon rediscovered why I became a teacher in the first place. Additionally, I love being with the kids (most days) and the extra $$ has been nice as well.
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After I was furloughed in 2012 I resumed subbing in order to gain a contracted position. This, so far, has been a difficult and fruitless search. So now I sub while seeking a full-time job out of education. I am too old not to be working and to young to retire.


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The primary reason I sub is that I truly enjoy working with the kids. I also love teaching. I'm well past the usual retirement age--have been encouraged to consider getting certified and teaching kids full time, but at this stage of my life I'm happy with the role I have--it includes working with the school as a volunteer as well, so I'm truly part of the school community and hope to remain so as long as my health permits.
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Lots of reasons - I love kids, I love promoting learning, a little extra money is nice...but the biggest reason for me is the flexibility. I can adjust my schedule as needed to accommodate family stuff.
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Extra money for my kids/filling in the gaps of DH's salary. I'm not planning on going back to teaching full time.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:27 AM
 
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I retired from General Motors over 2 years ago. I thought teaching would be a good way to break up the Michigan winters. I'm going to try subbing until golf season starts again in the spring.

I taught community ed way back in the day and coached soccer for many years but a classroom full of children is a different challenge.

The first three times I've subbed, the teacher has left nothing more than reading or crossword puzzles. It's a challenge even at the high school level to keep the kids focused. I understand that teachers don't know who they will get as a sub and many don't follow lesson plans but it is flustering to walk into a classroom and have to improvise for the entire hour. (I only do high school).
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Because (as my username says) I love to teach!

I have been a teacher much of my life, but not K-12. I got my MA and was teaching adults (adult English and ESL and as a corporate trainer), and then in that awkward stage of "semi retirement," I started working on a secondary teaching credential. I took a break to try substitute teaching. Much to my surprise, I've enjoyed teaching K-4th the most and absolutely can't stand middle or high school (I had planned to get a secondary English credential...no more).

So here I am nearly 3 years later and still regularly subbing K to 4th . I still may finish my elementary credential, just for my own gratification. But for the time being, I can teach to my heart's content and am enjoying the variety and flexibility that subbing provides.



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@subman. Yes I am too young to retire but I have to keep on working. I am trying hard to find something else. There are days I like subbing, but I am tired of dealing with the unknown circumstances. Every once in a while I step into a classroom that is extremely difficult to manage. Where I live I simply need more money so something has to change for me soon.
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Old 10-29-2018, 03:16 PM
 
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Iím a retired teacher and there are no temporary jobs like subbing with the flexibility and a sub app that bings when there are jobs. I love the students especially all the different personalities. Even if Iím in a bad mood and really wanted to cancel they bring me out of it. The extra $$ are nice too
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:47 PM
 
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making some money and having an opportunity to work with kids. If I won lotto I would volunteer to work with students. And actually, I would rather the latter, but I don't gamble.
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