[nobe-l] Substitue Teaching
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vparadiso92 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 01:00:48 UTC 2016
Yes! Congratulations! Substituting is an excellent opportunity. Especially if you plan to stay somewhere long term.
I agree with some of the advice that has already been given. A few other things to keep in mind: while experimentation is great, and could be advantageous in a lot of ways, I would be careful with that. You want to be subbing in the areas that you are the strongest in, especially if you want to make a lasting impression or would really like to stay somewhere on a regular basis. Something else I think might help you is to pay attention to the culture of each individual school. Ask if you may partake in any tutoring sessions, professional developments, or even IEP meetings if you are interested in special education positions. The more interested and involved you are, the better off you will be. You will make a lasting impression on administrators, and this will smooth over the transition for you if you are offered a permanent position. Pay attention to how much paperwork takes place at the school and how to do it.
Please keep us all posted! I am sure you will be great.
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> On Oct 3, 2016, at 5:29 PM, Kathy via NOBE-L <nobe-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Congratulations. It can be done but takes some true thinking and planning. Because those of us who teach in a regular position do so in large part because of familiarity and technology, you will need to work around those factors. Learning buildings that you might be teaching in, figuring out what positions you would take in those you would turn down, and building relationships with the principles in the buildings will help. Four instance, a blind substitute is going to do better in a position that is not a last-minute absence where there may or may not be sub plans in place. A blind person who is a substitute would do better in a grade level or subject area that is easy and natural for her. The best to you in this endeavor.
> Kathy Nimmer
> Even in the valleys, keep believing in the mountains.
>> On Oct 3, 2016, at 5:18 PM, Kayleigh Joiner via NOBE-L <nobe-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> My name is Kayleigh and I recently graduated with my Bachelor's degree
>> in elementary education (Early Childhood-6th grade). I am currently
>> looking for a teaching job, and am wondering if there are any blind
>> teachers who have substituted before? I was thinking that this could
>> be a good way for schools to get to know me and for me to gain more
>> experience teaching. Any input that you may have regarding substitute
>> teaching as a blind person would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to
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