Having a Second Job

(Three weeks ago, I said “More on part-time jobs next week!” Oops…better late than never!) Once you’ve been substitute teaching for a little while, you come to the frustrating realisation that you’re probably not making enough money. For 5 of my 7+ years of teaching, I had a second job. I also talk to a … More Having a Second Job

Taking Care of You

I’ve touched on this idea in the past, but I’m going to say it again; when it comes to substitute teaching, you are your best advocate. I’ve said this before too, but it too bears repeating; when it comes to substitute teaching, you’re often on your own. This combo can make it difficult to keep your priorities in … More Taking Care of You

Non-Normal Teaching Jobs (and Why They’re Worth It)

From time to time, school boards will put up job postings for “non-normal” teaching work: after-school courses, home-instruction students, summer school, and the like. A lot of teachers are apprehensive about applying to these jobs. “What about my other part-time job?” “What if this takes away opportunities to apply for ‘real’ teaching jobs?” “How will … More Non-Normal Teaching Jobs (and Why They’re Worth It)