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Posts Made By: SubMan
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-08-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SubMan
I’d refuse to go back as well. I refuse to...

I’d refuse to go back as well.

I refuse to go to the school where the teacher was imitating me.

I refuse to go back to the school where the teacher, bundled up in a winter coat, flipped out on...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-02-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By SubMan
This is why I dislike “save the date”...

This is why I dislike “save the date” assignments. I have a couple of teachers that always ask if I am available, then wait until the night before the absence to put it in, and then they are ticked...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-26-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SubMan
The issue is not that they have them but instead...

The issue is not that they have them but instead the sneaky way they were hired. This district is always asking subs to cancel jobs at other schools. Those that were hired are newer teachers, none of...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-24-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SubMan
Sneaky

I recently found out that one of my districts has quietly hired building subs.

The way they are working this is by having long term subs do day to day subbing before or after their long term...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-24-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By SubMan
I sub in several middle schools and they range...

I sub in several middle schools and they range from the strict (long-term female principal) to the very lax (short-term, "coach/jock," male principal).

I was recently at the lax middle school and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-24-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By SubMan
Head over to "The Vent" and read some of what...

Head over to "The Vent" and read some of what Angelo posts; he works at a private school. Yes, you are correct entitled snowflakes students and parents alike.
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-24-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SubMan
Thanks for all the replies. What I've...

Thanks for all the replies.

What I've decided to do is print out my schedule from Aesop monthly and just write on that when I get paid by the district. I'll save these printouts and check stubs in...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-24-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SubMan
Perhaps one of your districts has upgraded to the...

Perhaps one of your districts has upgraded to the new "Insights" platform that integrates all of the Frontline products with a single sign on. For subs it's more of an annoyance than anything else....
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-24-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By SubMan
He needs to ask himself "what will I gain from...

He needs to ask himself "what will I gain from suing this district?"

Let's say he is successful and gets his job back. What is there to prevent the district from keeping copious records of...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-18-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SubMan
How do you track being paid?

Do you have a system for tracking if you are being paid correctly?

I'm in six districts; two are agencies that pay weekly with direct deposit, three are districts that pay every other week with...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-18-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By SubMan
As others have said, I keep mostly to myself when...

As others have said, I keep mostly to myself when I sub. It's unfortunate that I feel the need to do this but being a male elementary teacher there have been a few instances where my kindness was...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-18-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By SubMan
There is one district where I am that relies on...

There is one district where I am that relies on retired teachers for subs. They pay regular subs $90.00/day and retired teachers (from the district) $125.00/day. Retired teachers from other districts...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-14-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By SubMan
Sounds like you had some of the ones I had on...

Sounds like you had some of the ones I had on Monday.

Monday being veterans day means only one school district is in session. I'm lucky enough to snag a job. But what a job; roughly half the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-12-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By SubMan
I'm in Pennsylvania. This time around it's been 7...

I'm in Pennsylvania. This time around it's been 7 years; I was furloughed in 2012. After I graduated it was three years before I landed a contract. I'm certified in Elementary and Reading. Many...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-09-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SubMan
Substitute Teacher from The Black Lagoon?

Substitute Teacher from The Black Lagoon?
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-09-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By SubMan
One must have patience grasshopper for some of us...

One must have patience grasshopper for some of us have been doing this for years.
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-06-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By SubMan
I would agree and add that substitutes don't have...

I would agree and add that substitutes don't have access to the professional development (aka training) that teachers receive when a district rolls out a new curriculum. We are often left alone to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-02-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By SubMan
I work the problems beforehand and don't use my...

I work the problems beforehand and don't use my phone during class time.
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-31-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By SubMan
Usually this is me with the higher math classes....

Usually this is me with the higher math classes. I found an app called Photomath that takes a picture of a math problem and shows you a solution. I’ve also had students teach the class when in a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-29-2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By SubMan
Here would be mine. 1. Rude staff;...

Here would be mine.

1. Rude staff; secretaries, teachers, and/or principals.
2. Students who can't seem to behave, not talking one or two but most of the class.
3. Poor or missing lesson plans;...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-29-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By SubMan
This is why I say schools are resembling prisons....

This is why I say schools are resembling prisons. One school I go to you have to be "buzzed" through four doors to enter the school. Not one of four but all four doors. Two to get into the office and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-23-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By SubMan
Hitting students is never a good idea. You're the...

Hitting students is never a good idea. You're the adult in the room and expected to keep your cool. One possible explanation is that you felt threatened by the student and acted impulsively.
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-23-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By SubMan
Here's my thoughts 1. Left the room a mess. ...

Here's my thoughts

1. Left the room a mess.
2. Let the class get too noisy and had to yell to quiet them.
3. Was late (or early) to a special (art, gym, music, library)
4. Complained in the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-22-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By SubMan
Raises hand

I do!

It happens so much to me that I just figure that I'll have recess duty. Sometimes teachers will see a sub and tell the sub that they have their duty. I always ask "how is it possible for me...
Board: The VENT 10-19-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By SubMan
I’ve heard that one of the assistant principals...

I’ve heard that one of the assistant principals in a district where I sub is a “social media consultant” and makes quite a bit of money doing it. Supposedly her plan is to make a pile of money and...



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