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    Andrea's survey
    By Ken - Wisconsin

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    1. What do you find are the advatages of being a substitute teacher?

    I enjoy the variety of assignments. I also get some free time to work on other projects. I also enjoy the recognition of many kids and the nice greetings I get from them when I come back to their school.

    2. What do you find are the disadvatages of being a substitute teacher?

    No benefits. Also some anxiety in waiting for the call when I do want to be called. The challenge is to build up those teachers who ask for me, then get called for scheduled assignments in advance.

    3. Do you have any tips to offer first time substitute teachers?

    Get connected with a forum such as this. You will likely find yourself with little contact with other subs unless you are with a very large school district. Sub's generally do not have an established network within their school.

    4. What do you see to be the main differences between subbing and having a full-time teaching position?

    I'd suggest you review this and the other forums to see what types of postings take place. This is very hard to answer in a short response.

    One recent issue you may come across is how sub's do fit within the schools. Are sub's professionals?

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