Using Substitute Teaching To Gauge A Teaching Career
Are you on the fence about a teaching career and aren’t sure if it is right for you? Then you can use substitute teaching to help gauge whether or not it’s a good fit. This challenging job experience is one that will give you a great insight into what it takes to be a successful teacher.
For example, you will be regularly immersed in a variety of teaching experiences. You might teach preschool, elementary, junior high, high school, and even alternate high school classes. By taking on this diverse environment, you can get an insight into what type of teaching would best suit your skills.
Even better, you will be challenged in often difficult teaching environments. For example, one class may be very well-behaved while another will push your buttons and try to annoy you. While this problem is less pronounced with full-time teachers, it can give you an insight into how you manage these situations.
While you will obviously also experience these situations when student teaching, substitute teaching gives you the ability to get paid a fair compensation for your time and effort. Most people should have a pretty good idea of whether or not teaching is right for them after only a few months of substitute teaching.
If you think substitute teaching could help get your teaching career started, please contact us today to learn more about how we can help. It could just make the difference you need to have a great teaching career and to learn more about the difficulties of modern education.