Start Out Subbing – An Article for Those Pursuing a Career in Teaching

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 is chock full of solid advice from the perspective of an experienced substitute:

Start out Subbing: Advice on being a successful substitute educator – and why it’s worth the effort by Doug Provencio

“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.”

Great advice!