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Posts Made By: wishfulideas
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-22-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By wishfulideas
Do you have nightmares about unmanageable classrooms?

I have gotten much better over the past year at classroom management; however, I do find myself occasionally having nightmares about classrooms that are completely out of control.

I was wondering...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-13-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By wishfulideas
Wow, inappropriate especially regarding the...

Wow, inappropriate especially regarding the personal information. Even without the personal information I still imagine the tactic to embarrass the students is ineffective and poor practice.

That...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-13-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By wishfulideas
Oddly, I'm white and I've been asked multiple...

Oddly, I'm white and I've been asked multiple times if I'm X race (most often Mexican). Even at the most difficult schools so far I haven't felt it was anything rude. I do think for some reason...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-24-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By wishfulideas
So far, and I'm afraid saying this may break my...

So far, and I'm afraid saying this may break my luck, every time a principal or parent has come in everything that moment was going perfectly, even if five minutes before or after was a bit hectic....
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-18-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By wishfulideas
How long have you been subbing? I'm coming up on...

How long have you been subbing? I'm coming up on finishing my first year.
Are you looking for a teaching position? Not currently, I'm working on my credentials and this is a nice way to work with...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-02-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By wishfulideas
Are you letting them into the classroom without...

Are you letting them into the classroom without greeting them? When I first meet a class I have them line up quietly outside of the classroom before they can come in. In the circumstances you're...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-26-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By wishfulideas
-Seating chart -Basic rules especially...

-Seating chart
-Basic rules especially regarding pencil sharpening/bathroom
-Indications on what should be collected/taken home
-A note saying how important some activities are to complete
-A...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-19-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By wishfulideas
I've had a number of parent volunteers even...

I've had a number of parent volunteers even though its only been a few months, but every single time they've left early because there was nothing for them to do or handle. So... I dunno.
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-17-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By wishfulideas
I have a tough time with kindergarten myself, not...

I have a tough time with kindergarten myself, not my first pick. Which is odd to me because I have a knack for first grade. A lot must really happen during kindergarten and I have so much respect and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-15-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By wishfulideas
The atom one sounds interesting. I hate doing...

The atom one sounds interesting. I hate doing lessons for teachers because I'm always worried that its not what the teacher intended or I'll flub it because I don't understand the lesson that clearly...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-03-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By wishfulideas
I judge by the assignment, if I need to tell them...

I judge by the assignment, if I need to tell them something, I expect it dead silent. If its expected to be independent work, dead silent. If its an art project or creative writing assignment, light...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-16-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By wishfulideas
What are your consequences or rewards

I'm curious, what are your consequences or rewards?

Mine:
-warning
-name on board
-check marks next to name five minutes of recess per check
-if names are still on board by the end of the day...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-17-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By wishfulideas
Even with amazing third graders I was struggling...

Even with amazing third graders I was struggling to maintain a stable classroom last Thursday before fall break. Basically we spent the day watching a movie about the biomes which we just learned in...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-14-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By wishfulideas
I actually really enjoy subbing. I love the...

I actually really enjoy subbing. I love the challenge and the interesting stories that come from it. I even love having inconsequential things to complain about knowing that I'm lucky to only have...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-11-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By wishfulideas
Edited for info

Edited for info
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-11-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By wishfulideas
The unpopular student.... LTS QUESTION

I'm sort of at my wit's end here. First off, let me start by saying that there's no changing the seating arrangement. So, I can't move my student A to a space not occupied by others.

A is a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-11-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By wishfulideas
Yep. but I suggest trying it for a few weeks. For...

Yep. but I suggest trying it for a few weeks. For me, every classroom, every day is different. One bad day doesn't mean the next one will be bad, its sort of cool like that. Some days, I want to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-09-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By wishfulideas
I am youngish... 23 and I'm afraid that someone...

I am youngish... 23 and I'm afraid that someone will be judging me if I'm lucky enough to get a classroom in a few years. I've had offers, but not credentialed yet.
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-07-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By wishfulideas
Haha, I have a hard time not laughing at the...

Haha, I have a hard time not laughing at the inappropriate things and times.
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-04-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By wishfulideas
Update on my first long term position

I have to admit the first two days I felt completely overwhelmed. I was nearly in tears. They were planning parent conferences on children I just met and was expected to give the parents an update on...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-28-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By wishfulideas
Yes, up to 30 days. After 30 days I must change...

Yes, up to 30 days. After 30 days I must change classrooms. Although I suppose many people would consider 30 days or less not long term, but I think my district long term pay starts at 21 days and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-28-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By wishfulideas
Encouraging words and advice?

I'm about to do my first long term job. It is actually quite a nice one, third grade (one of my favorite grades) in a lovely school. I am a bit scared though, because it begins Monday and the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-23-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By wishfulideas
I like it, very simple. I usually get a call...

I like it, very simple. I usually get a call before I actually check online, but you can check out the available jobs online. I don't know if the system is the same everywhere but I start getting...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-19-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By wishfulideas
I think the only thing I could have mustered is...

I think the only thing I could have mustered is a, "Does that have anything to do with the assignment? No, then what should you be doing?" But I would have wanted to disappear too.
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-19-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By wishfulideas
@BayAreasub: Haha, oh man, I may try that next...

@BayAreasub: Haha, oh man, I may try that next time. I wonder how it'll go. Some students might take it as a challenge to waste as much time as possible, other classes may quite up right away.



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