Trying to be a teacher? Becoming a sub may be the best possible place to start. Between scheduling flexibility, gaining diverse experience, and having face-time with district decision makers, subbing greatly enhances your chance to be hired in a full-time capacity – and to feel confident in yourself when you start.
This article from NEA.com is chock full of solid advice from the perspective of an experienced substitute:
“Above all, remember your foremost responsibility is to teach in the moment. You are THE teacher for the day you’re there. Don’t just show up – use all the resources your brain and experience can muster.”