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The Rewarding (and Sometimes Scary) Adventures of a Substitute Teacher

I've been a substitute teacher for the past five years, and I've had some pretty amazing experiences. I've taught every grade level from kindergarten to high school, and I've worked in all sorts of schools, from inner city to rural.


I've seen it all, from the heartwarming to the hilarious. I've had students cry on my shoulder, I've made them laugh until they cried, and I've even had to break up a few fights.


But the best part of being a substitute teacher is the stories. I've got stories for days.


**Here are a few of my favorites:**


* **The time I taught a kindergarten class how to do the hokey pokey.** The kids were so excited, and they had so much fun. I even got to join in on the fun!

* **The time I had to teach a high school math class.** I was so nervous, but the students were really helpful and patient. We even managed to finish the lesson on time!

* **The time I had to break up a fight between two third graders.** It was pretty scary, but I managed to get the kids to calm down and talk to each other.

* **The time I had a student come up to me after class and tell me that I was their favorite substitute teacher.** That made my day!


These are just a few of the many stories I could tell. Being a substitute teacher is a wild ride, but it's also one of the most rewarding things I've ever done. I love getting to know new students and learning about their lives. I also love being able to make a difference in their lives, even if it's just for a day.


If you're thinking about becoming a substitute teacher, I highly recommend it. It's a great way to give back to your community and make a difference in the lives of young people.


**Here are a few more stories from different subs:**


* **From r/Teachers:** I was teaching a high school English class, and we were discussing the book "To Kill a Mockingbird." One of the students raised their hand and said, "I don't understand why Atticus Finch is so famous. He's just a lawyer who defended a black man." I was taken aback, but I took the opportunity to have a discussion with the class about racism and the importance of standing up for what's right.

* **From r/SubstituteTeaching:** I was substituting in a first grade class, and the students were all very excited to learn about dinosaurs. I brought in a bunch of books and toys, and we had a great time learning about different dinosaurs. The students were so engaged, and they asked some really great questions.

* **From r/Parenting:** My son's substitute teacher last week was amazing. She was so patient and kind, and she really went above and beyond to make sure that the students learned something. She even stayed after class to help my son with his homework. I was so impressed, and I sent her a note to thank her.


These are just a few of the many stories that could be told about the adventures of substitute teachers. If you're ever looking for a fun and rewarding job, I highly recommend becoming a substitute teacher. You'll never know what you're going to experience, but you're sure to have some unforgettable stories to tell.


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