What information should you include on your business card as a Substitute Teacher? Of course, you will have a business card; this is not ridiculous – this is 2023! Teachers, principals and office administrators all keep the business cards of their favourite substitute teachers and pull them out and text them when they need a sub! Your business cards should include the pertinent information and be easy to read (i.e., a simple design that is not too busy – nobody is going to call you because you have a cool 3D design and it smells like cinnamon).
- Your name.
- Your contact information – phone number and email address (and website if you have one for teaching). Also, your employee number or any other information required by your board in order to book you for the day.
- Your specialties e.g., French, Music, Pig-Latin (ok, not that one).
Give your business card to anyone who asks for one or asks for your information and leave one on the desk of the teacher you covered for the day. Don’t give your business card to anyone who doesn’t ask nor leave it on the tables in the staff room – it will just end up in the recycling, along with the ads for the field trip to the toilet bowl factory. Also, don’t give it to someone who asks if you don’t want to give it to them e.g., a very difficult class that I don’t want to teach again. Follow your gut. I don’t want everyone having my number (teacher who stared at me all day), so I thank them and let them know I’m not looking for more work as I’m busy enough.