As I mentioned in my last post, substituting can be a very
beneficial way of making positive impressions at a school. Some teachers end up
substituting as a last resort after a failed job search. If you are trying to
get a full-time position, you need to make positive impressions with
principals, secretaries and teachers. All of these parties can have a say in
you receiving a full-time job.
I’m going to focus on how to make a good impression with the
teacher you are substituting for because that’s what I know best. Some of the
tips might sound like common sense, but they are all here because someone has
violated them at some point while subbing in my classroom.