The post about it is HERE .
The substitute-teaching day that led to it is HERE.
I began my blog on 09/06/09, which means I’ve been subbing for 2+ years.
My first post is HERE .
Last week on Monday and Wednesday, I interviewed for 2 full-time Special Education assistant jobs, fretted about whether I’d be offered those jobs (especially because I was competing against fresh out of school Special Ed. TEACHERS), and doubted every decision I’d ever made in my life.
Tuesday, I received a job offer for a Special Education Extended Term Substitute position that would last only 3 months (and be full of responsibility for something I have little background in… yet).
Thursday, I received a job offer in a town nearby to work with middle school children with behavioral issues. I TOOK THE JOB.
Friday, I called Cambridge human resources and resigned as a substitute teacher. (YaY!)
I may no longer be a sub, but the aim of this blog is the same: to chronicle my journey to have my own Social Studies classroom, land an agent, and receive a publishing contract.
I’ve deleted my “Saga of the Substitute Teacher” sidebar and added a new one, “Writer with Woes”:
Hello, I'm Theresa Milstein and I’m certified to teach Social Studies. For 2 years I was a substitute teacher. I was an assistant, a day sub, and an ETS*. My students were preschoolers, teens, and ages in between. But now I'm full time, picking up my life exactly where I left off. I'm back as an assistant, writing each day, and taking Special Education graduate classes. I'm finding out that though the positions have changed, the hassles are just the same.
* Extended Term Substitute
(If you can tell which TV show I pulled this from, let me know in the comments section.)
Under the “Substitute Teacher’s Saga” heading, it now says:
Although no longer a sub, the saga continues...
Thank you for sharing this saga with me.
To celebrate my 4 milestones: blogiversary, 600+ follower count, new gradate class, and new job, I’m hosting a GIVEAWAY.
You can win 1 of 4 BOOKS:
You MUST be a follower and you MUST share this post in some way.
2 points - old follower
1 point - new follower
1 point for each place you share via social network
2 points for sidebar
5 points for blog post
(Extra bonus point if you suggest a new title for my blog.)
Tally points in the comments section, telling me what you did, which book(s) you prefer, and leave your e-mail address.
Open internationally. Contest ends midnight EST, 09/27.