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Bill Rudin
Upper Elementary Pre-Service Teacher

I have worked off and on as a sub for several years while completing my M. Ed. I will be starting my full-time teaching career this coming fall and believe my experience to be invaluable. I share stories with kids about students in other schools (sometimes slightly embellished) such as “You guys are better at multiplication than the fourth graders at another school” or “That behavior reminds me why I want to teach upper elementary school instead of kindergarten.” Bottom line is that substituting is good, practical experience and provides you with fodder for teachable moments.