The Long First Day

I signed up to sub as a TA in ECI, which is basically preschool for children with special needs. They kindly requested I sub for Art instead.
I had not planned or prepared to teach independently yet, but agreed to be flexible. The office staff informed me, I would only have three classes to teach. These were all in the midday and afternoon.

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Becoming a Substitute

The process for becoming a substitute teacher is different for every school district.

My school district is unique in that it is HUGE. While many districts have around 3 to 15 schools, mine has around 120 schools with over 82,000 students spread out over an entire county. What this means for substituting is that the county must have a huge reservoir of sub teachers across the district to meet their needs.

That also means that substitutes are in demand at almost every school. It also means that the county is motivated to move the process as quickly as possible.

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