I graduated in 2011 and had 5 interviews but no job offers last summer, so I spent the past school year subbing. Even though there is still plenty of time to get hired (schools here usually start in early September), I'm trying to prepare myself for another year of subbing. Last year I was only in 1 district, and I'm hoping to add a few more this summer.
Can any other subs help me with a list of pros for substitute teaching vs. having your own classroom? Obviously there are cons too, but I'm just looking for the pros! Here's what I can think of so far:
- No lesson planning
- No prepping materials (usually)
- No taking home papers to grade
- No parent conferences
- No report cards
- If a school or class is a nightmare I don't ever have to go back
... what else?