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  1. BookReader813

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    Aug 4, 2013

    Well, at least it is in my area. :p

    How many districts do you sub for?
    How long have you been subbing?
    What grade level(s) is/are your favorite?
     
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  3. breezymarie07

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    This will be my first year subbing (if I don't land a teaching position in the next 4 weeks).

    I am a sub for 2 districts now, and hope to add 2 more in the next few weeks (when the applications become available)

    I student taught 3rd grade last spring and taught 3-4 and 5-6 this summer. I loved them! I also am one of the few that like middle schoolers. 1-2 are too young for me, but I think I could hack it as a sub. Sooo basically, I like all the grades I'm certified for! haha:)

    Question - Today I was trying to figure out my work schedule in addition to subbing so that I am able to make my rent and then some every month. Is it reasonable to figure, once the school year gets settled in, to sub 3x a week if I'm in 3-4 districts?
     
  4. BookReader813

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    I didn't even answer my own questions. Silly me!

    This will be my third year subbing. I will be subbing for two districts.

    My favorite grades to sub for are the middle grades. I guess I like the challenge! ;)

    breezymarie07, I think it's safe to say that you'll have at least three days a week of subbing if you're in three to four districts.
     
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    I think I'm going to be brave and start substitute teaching. It's a big leap, since I graduated three years ago and haven't been in a formal classroom since. I'm mostly nervous about teaching outside of my licensure subject and age group. Everyone seems to tout it as the best way to find a formal teaching job (or even long-term subbing positions), so maybe it will open up some new opportunities.

    I'm currently on the sub list for 24 school districts and applying for 2 more (one has the most ridiculous application process). Although I love working with older high school/middle school students, I think that the younger grades will be interesting as well. I considered studying elementary eduction, but I was afraid my poor math skills would be a hinderance.
     
  6. BookReader813

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    Twenty-four districts!? :eek: You are brave...

    There have been many times where I've had to struggle through teaching math in an elementary classroom. I absolutely hate math! I wouldn't want to be in my class if I were a math teacher. :lol:
     
  7. dgpiaffeteach

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    I'm not sure where ravin is but in OH some districts are very small. Our junior high/high school has 25 teachers. I think our district has under 40 teachers total. A lot of days we don't even have one sub in the building, so it could be that ravin is just hoping for everyday work.
     
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    Aug 8, 2013

    There are somewhere around 5,000 active subs in the system, so it can still be slim pickings. All public school districts in the area except for 3 use the same consortium. You can filter job postings for specific districts or buildings, which some people do. In the winter people tend to stick closer to home.
     

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