I began substitute teaching in December 2015. To most subs I have met in the last few months I am just a babe compared to them. I have met subs who have been doing this for more than 40 years.
I created a bucket list of things I wanted to do in my life some years ago. Teaching was on the list and I managed to teach at the college level for a couple of years and to become a guest lecturer. What I never added to the list was substitute teaching. I had always heard it did not pay well, consumed all of your time, was a career with no respect from full time teachers or administrators and other rumors.
I started to learn very quickly that rumors were just that but have come across nice people at every school I have subbed for in my short career.
As an author I have written about my life’s experiences and have made the decision to start this blog to record my experiences as a substitute teacher.
I AM HOPEFUL THAT OTHER SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS WILL JOIN ME ON THIS BLOG AND WRITE ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES TOO. If you are a substitute teacher, and wish to become a contributor to this Blog, please write to me and I will give you access.
I look forward to a wonderfully rewarding experience writing on this Blog and hope you will be encouraged to CONTRIBUTE, COMMENT and READ the posts.
Thank you and WELCOME!
Steven Lee Douglas, Author, Educator and Blogger