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Posts Made By: retiredtwice
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-30-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By retiredtwice
I'm not an expert in the aide situation but can...

I'm not an expert in the aide situation but can share what I've seen from one school district.

High School students volunteer to be an aide in the school district. They are interviewed by...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-30-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By retiredtwice
In one school district where I sub I did a two...

In one school district where I sub I did a two day assignment for High School Chemistry. OMG.. I only do high school because I can handle anything for one hour! or so I thought...

Of course...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-30-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By retiredtwice
I live in Michigan. We have had some pretty...

I live in Michigan. We have had some pretty severe weather lately. One of the school districts where I sub had finals last week, Wednesday - Friday; 1/23-1/25. Wednesday and Thursday were snow...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-05-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By retiredtwice
I actually had a student ask if I had a problem...

I actually had a student ask if I had a problem with his group (high school) because I was watching them closely. My response was, "No, if I had a problem with you guys, you'd be the first to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-05-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By retiredtwice
I've seen both ends of the technology issue. ...

I've seen both ends of the technology issue.

I've been in two different classes where the teacher had in their lesson plan to play a Youtube video that was relative to the topic. Since the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-05-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By retiredtwice
I have you all beat. One of the very...

I have you all beat.

One of the very first days subbing, I mistaken called a gentleman a lady. He had two earrings, looked effeminate and spoke softly. I asked "her" to write on the white...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-07-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By retiredtwice
On some occasions, I start out by introducing...

On some occasions, I start out by introducing myself as "old".

Good morning, my name is xxx. Let me start by saying "I'm old". It allows me to scan the room and quickly observe who is...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-07-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By retiredtwice
The schools I sub at give us photo class lists...

The schools I sub at give us photo class lists with the student's names. One school district uses electronic attendance and the other just supplies small wedges of paper to send to the office. ...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-07-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By retiredtwice
I subbed in the largest district in my area...

I subbed in the largest district in my area yesterday and the teacher was marvelous. She had Power Point slides for the agenda, needs, supplies and expectations. If a movie was played, a link...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-15-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By retiredtwice
In one local district if you work 10 days...

In one local district if you work

10 days in the month they pay you an extra $50,
15 days in the month they pay you an extra $100,
20 days in the month they pay you an extra $150.

That's...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-15-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By retiredtwice
The school district I worked in this week had in...

The school district I worked in this week had in the sub packet a form to complete. For each hour it asked if the lesson plan was completed, if not why, students behavior, helpful students,...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-15-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By retiredtwice
The float job was covering the cafeteria for...

The float job was covering the cafeteria for three hours (the students are required to be in the cafeteria during lunch) and working with the teacher during a split assignment the last hour. ...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-15-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By retiredtwice
I had a half day job where the first three hours...

I had a half day job where the first three hours were cafeteria monitoring and the last hour sharing duty with the teacher when I took some of the kids to the computer lab. A very boring day
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-06-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By retiredtwice
Well, everything turned out pretty well. The...

Well, everything turned out pretty well. The 1/2 day at Halloween was the rough part because the students returned with about 30 minutes left in the class from their field trip and no lesson plan....
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-06-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By retiredtwice
I have a floater job Friday afternoon. It's 3...

I have a floater job Friday afternoon. It's 3 1/2 hours and posted as General Ed Rotating. I'm looking forward to it. Time will tell.
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-06-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By retiredtwice
I subbed last week in a high school where they...

I subbed last week in a high school where they posted signs:

"This is a peanut and tree nut free zone"


Nut allergies are a real thing and serious
Board: High School 10-28-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By retiredtwice
I covered a credit recovery class which I believe...

I covered a credit recovery class which I believe is similar to Alternative Ed last week. The secretary just told me good luck. The teacher left a few notes about each class but it was rough. ...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-28-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By retiredtwice
Being a new sub, I tried Jobulator, Subsidekick...

Being a new sub, I tried Jobulator, Subsidekick and SubAlert. All three have a free trial period but there are differences between each. I actually had all three installed on my android phone at...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-28-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By retiredtwice
Again, an older thread.. Each school...

Again, an older thread..

Each school district in our area assigns a 4 digit pin for access to Aesop. With multiple districts they require a 6 digit pin. With the 6 digit pin, I can access all...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-28-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By retiredtwice
I subbed this past week in a HS credit recovery...

I subbed this past week in a HS credit recovery class (1/2 day). 6th hour I was called to the office (teacher's planning period). I was told I was to cover gym class. I just went with it. I...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-28-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By retiredtwice
An older topic I know, but this suggestion is...

An older topic I know, but this suggestion is worth its weight in gold!
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-27-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By retiredtwice
I accepted a job this Thursday around 5pm for the...

I accepted a job this Thursday around 5pm for the next day. It was at a high school in which I'm familiar although not taught. After looking closer at the assignment, it was an assignment for a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-27-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By retiredtwice
I'm still a rookie but I've learned to write...

I'm still a rookie but I've learned to write everything down that is questionable. I don't know if it has helped the teacher but I feel better knowing that things are documented.
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-27-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By retiredtwice
A very valid point. This week I covered a...

A very valid point. This week I covered a credit recovery class at a small school and they had me cover the gym class during the teacher's planning period. Not an issue, I thought, I enjoy...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-27-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By retiredtwice
I retired from General Motors over 2 years ago. ...

I retired from General Motors over 2 years ago. I thought teaching would be a good way to break up the Michigan winters. I'm going to try subbing until golf season starts again in the spring. ...



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