Hi Everyone! I'm wondering, is it better to be a para or a sub if you don't get a teaching position. The reason I ask is tomorrow I have an interview for a para position. I plan to look next fall for a teaching position as well and want to get good recommendations this year. I have subbed in the past and found that you don't really make "connections" with anyone in the school esp since you're not at one school only. The principal/other teachers may pop in to see you to check on the class or say hi but that's it. My dad thinks being a para is considered a more "lowly" job and that subbing is more marketable and more highly regarded although he's not in the teaching field. I don't know which is better. Part of me says being a para (even if it's 1 on 1-I find out specifics tomorrow) b/c at least I'll have more contact with teachers and principal and hopefully get a good recommendation, but on the other hand subbing is better b/c you get to be responsible for the entire class. My concern about being a para is that I won't be able to look for long term subbing that may pop up during this school year if I get hired as a para and take the job. I planned to look for long term subbing if was a reg. sub. I don't know if it possible to still look if I become a para b/c I probably can't quite once I decide to be a para for the year. In any case, I need to get the para position before getting ahead of myself. Just thinking ahead of time. Any thoughts? Thanks!