Artist. Writer. Stargazer. Lover of simplicity.
5 Ways Being a Substitute Teacher Can Help You as an Education Major
When I was in college, my end goal was to graduate with my BFA in Art Education. I enjoyed art classes all throughout high school and thought it would make sense to further study art and maybe teach in my own classroom someday. As an education major, I was required to gain "field experience" where I had to acquire 40 hours of classroom experience in a middle school or high school setting. The college set up our field experience locations and I went to 2 different schools and pretty much observed how the art teachers in those schools worked and managed their classrooms. As nice as it was to gain some insight of a real classroom setting, I never really took charge. I would just be there to help every now and again and sit back and watch how the teacher orchestrated the classroom. Later in my college experience, I decided to fill out my application to become a substitute teacher. After all, if I was going to be getting classroom experience, it would make sense to get paid, right? So without further ado, here are the 5 ways being a substitute teacher can help you!
Anxiety and Gut Health
Let's clear the air here for a moment. It can become increasingly overwhelming to see people make CONSTANT posts on Facebook and other social media sites that have to do with promoting "life-changing" or self-marketing products. Once I have seen the same posts over and over again, I tend to tune out the testimonials and whatnot and move on to watching hilarious videos instead (you need to check out Darren Knight's "Southern Mama" if you haven't already!).