Unlike most other professions, substitute teachers don’t seem to get any kind of yearly performance review or even any feedback to see now well they’re doing or not doing on the job.
It can make you a bit paranoid if the phone doesn’t ring for a week or more. The frequency of calls is pretty much the only feedback you have to gauge how well you are or are not doing.
If they keep calling, I guess you must be doing an “OK” job. If you screw up badly enough, I guess they’ll just stop calling.
I found this note on the lesson plan for a fourth grade class last week:
…“My kids talk about you at home (uh, oh!). A mother told me her son was super happy about you coming this week!”
If that’s all I get, I’ll take it!