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Posts Made By: SubMan
Board: The VENT 10-20-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SubMan
Some 6th graders at a school where I sub have...

Some 6th graders at a school where I sub have figured out if they make the background a picture of themselves at the computer then they can appear to be there while being in another room doing...
Board: The VENT 10-20-2020, 03:52 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By SubMan
Itís called Hypercapnia. I described my symptoms...

Itís called Hypercapnia. I described my symptoms to my cousin, the medical doctor, and she knew exactly what it was. The only relief is taking a break from wearing a mask. Several schools where I sub...
Board: The VENT 10-07-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By SubMan
My brother lived next to Jeffery Dawmer; said the...

My brother lived next to Jeffery Dawmer; said the same even though it is spelled differently. He started using his middle name after the news broke.
Board: The VENT 09-18-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By SubMan
I heard this the other day

I was an inclusion learning support teacher earlier this week in classroom with remote students.

I heard this ďdad I need a piece of paper,Ē ďget your own f.....í piece of paper.Ē

Teacher...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-12-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By SubMan
Week 2 - the week that was

Three of my districts pushed back their start dates until September 8. So this week I was in another district than last week. I was supposed to be a building sub. It was never put into Aesop so that...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-04-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By SubMan
I'm back working as much as I can praying that I...

I'm back working as much as I can praying that I won't catch covid 19.

When Gov Wolf (PA) closed down the schools I lost about 40% of my income. Luckily I have and evening/weekend job that I was...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-04-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By SubMan
And it happened again. I picked up...

And it happened again.



I picked up Thursday and Friday of this week at the same middle school; IEP coverage on Thursday and a request from a teacher for Friday.

Thursday the job is deleted...
Board: The VENT 09-02-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SubMan
In my career as a teacher I never taught the same...

In my career as a teacher I never taught the same grade more than one year. Each year was a different grade and a different team so I get what you are talking about. Best year was the year I taught...
Board: The VENT 09-02-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By SubMan
In December I applied for a reading tutor...

In December I applied for a reading tutor coordinator position at a local college. I would be in charge of the reading section of the tutoring center. This is similar to what I did in my last...
Board: The VENT 09-02-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SubMan
Near me there was a school board member who...

Near me there was a school board member who decided to take a shower during a zoom meeting. Didnít mute or exit the meeting, apparently they could be seen off in the distance in the shower.

Iíve...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-02-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By SubMan
Yayasub

I found the switching odd as well; but as my grandma used to say I go along to get along. I didnít want to create waves so early in the school year when everything is so uncertain.
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-01-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By SubMan
I have two days in this week, yesterday and...

I have two days in this week, yesterday and today. While I would not necessarily describe them as bizarre they were odd to say the least.

Monday - middle school social studies (world history)....
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-29-2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SubMan
One district I sub in is in-person 5 days a week...

One district I sub in is in-person 5 days a week with the option of staying home and learning remotely. The desks in these classrooms are spread out like in schools of old and there is a camera on a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-29-2020, 02:50 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SubMan
I filed for unemployment but didnít get anything...

I filed for unemployment but didnít get anything because I made too much money at my evening weekend job. Once governor wolf shut down the schools I asked my evening and weekend employer for...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-29-2020, 02:13 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By SubMan
Many districts near me have pushed the starting...

Many districts near me have pushed the starting date back to the Tuesday after Labor Day in order to provide staff development to its teachers. One district has a requirement that subs attend the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-28-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By SubMan
What's frustrating is that one of the districts...

What's frustrating is that one of the districts where I sub has outsourced subs, bus drivers, and food service workers. But only the subs get "reasonable assurance letters" and can't collect...
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-28-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SubMan
I've been there, done that - the going the extra...

I've been there, done that - the going the extra mile thinking it will lead to employment. It hasn't and here I am looking at yet another year of subbing.

I stopped canceling jobs to help someone...
Board: The VENT 07-26-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By SubMan
Is there an online scheduling option you can use?...

Is there an online scheduling option you can use? My doctor has that; just log on to the patient portal and see who is available and when.
Board: The VENT 07-26-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By SubMan
Your brother sounds like mine. My parents have...

Your brother sounds like mine. My parents have banned the discussion of anything related to education in their home because of my brothers attacks on education. He enjoys ďresearchingĒ (posting on...
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-10-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By SubMan
One of the districts where I sub has outsourced...

One of the districts where I sub has outsourced three different jobs; Substitute teachers, food service workers, and bus drivers. There are three recruitment web pages on the district web site, one...
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-30-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By SubMan
Yes, because they aren't telling other subs about...

Yes, because they aren't telling other subs about the plans. Many subs will be caught unaware of the changes and be left scrabbling for work once school resumes.

Last year one of the two districts...
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-30-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By SubMan
Building subs go to one building and they...

Building subs go to one building and they generally fill in when an absence doesn't have a sub or the teacher will be out in the middle of the day and no sub will take a 10 to 2 half day assignment.
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-29-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By SubMan
I just found out yesterday, purely by...

I just found out yesterday, purely by happenstance, that my two best districts have joined forces to share subs and are looking at hiring building subs for all of their buildings and using day to day...
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-18-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SubMan
I know my state, Pennsylvania, is developing...

I know my state, Pennsylvania, is developing "guidance" for districts on how to restart. Many districts near me have formed committees to discuss options on how the school year will look.

Among...
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-18-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By SubMan
As I understand it the states set the rules and...

As I understand it the states set the rules and employers/employees have to abide by those rules.



Because the bus drivers and cafeteria workers in a district where I sub don't get "reasonable...



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