All requests are issued directly on the platform, by our school partners, including summer opportunities! We encourage you to sign up for not only the open requests but the waitlists as well to maximize your opportunities. Reaching out to any schools that you truly enjoyed working at and letting them know you are available for any summer opportunities can be a great way of building relationships and securing work as well.
Some tips to increase your opportunities:
Make sure all of your requirements are up to date.
Login to your account to see what needs updating.
If you're in California and do not already have a permit, getting one during the summer would be a perfect way of getting yourself ready for the upcoming school year.
Complete your online profile.
Once you accept an assignment, schools will be able to view your profile. That’s why you’ll want to make sure it looks professional. And don’t forget to include a photo!
Take advantage of our free professional development resources.
These include everything from articles, to online training modules you can take at your convenience.
- STEDI is an organization dedicated to providing research-based training materials for substitute teachers. We offer STEDI’s SubSkills online training course to the subs we work with at no cost.
- Weareteachers, a “virtual lounge” of practical classroom ideas, advice and more. Check out their Career Advice page for PD resources.
- Sanford Inspire, an online learning portal that provides free, on-demand training for teachers.
As a substitute teacher, you’re expected to be a generalist and a specialist, ready to jump in and teach any subject to any grade. We’re sharing our best techniques for teaching the most common subjects requested by schools.