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January 03, 2017

Why Consider Substitute Teaching? (I'm Talking to You, December Grads!)

Subbing is be a bridge to full-time employment for many educators. All of us who have ever filled out a standard application with a question about whether or not we'd be willing to substitute have paused to consider the option carefully.

October 18, 2016


A very quick thought for those of you student teaching or substituting or new in a school. Consider doing something nice that will get you noticed as well as be an "act of kindness". A few examples to get you started.

September 15, 2015

And Then I Split My Pants...

Substitute teaching provides a great way to get your foot in the door for future job opportunities. Work hard to be the best substitute teacher you can be...and be ready for anything. Your ability to manage the unexpected speaks volumes to future employers.

September 08, 2015

Supercharge Your Teaching Career - Substitute Teaching is FUN!

Substitute teaching is often the best way to get your foot in the door to ultimately land a teaching contract. Here are some tips to help you succeed in this role.

January 27, 2015

Market Your Talents by Substitute Teaching

Consider substitute teaching as a great way to gain additional experience, make connections, and open the door to future full-time employment opportunities.

November 18, 2014

It's a Great Time to be a Teacher!

In years past, especially graduating at the end of Fall semester, teachers have had a difficult time finding full-time employment.  Teachers in hard to fill areas have had less of a struggle, but mid-year employment is always a bit more difficult. This Fall is a great time to be a teacher, especial...

September 03, 2013

September Job Search Tips

Since it is September, post-Labor Day, I will assume that those of you reading this are either professionals in the field, seniors about to graduate or recent graduates who haven't secured that permanent position and are looking for assistance (also known as "freaking out...."). First, for the rec...

August 06, 2013

What Now?

As summer comes to a close, many schools begin new teacher orientation, teacher workshops, and professional development activities before the start of school. Maybe you are one of those new teachers anxiously awaiting your orientation and the start of the school year. Or, perhaps you've yet to recei...

August 04, 2011

Myth: Substitute teaching is the best way to increase my marketability with a district.

Reality: Many districts may give preference to individuals who have held a permanent teaching position over others with limited subbing experience. Unless you are in a long-term position, substitutes are there one day and gone the next. Individuals with a permanent teaching position often have more...

April 30, 2011

Part-time, flex-schedule, and work-from-home jobs

Question from a reader: "What are the top K-12-related part-time, flexible-schedule, and work-from-home job opportunities teachers can explore to stay current in their careers while staying home with children?" The response to your question may be helpful to new teacher candidates trying to gain e...

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