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Posts Made By: thordau4
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-23-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By thordau4
Thankfully, in WA state - the Seattle area, the...

Thankfully, in WA state - the Seattle area, the uniform is jeans - so to be dressy, add blazer or sweater, accessories. I think it's the Microsoft influence...... regular teachers dress quite...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-29-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By thordau4
no, Stella... heh heh, she had a new attitude...

no, Stella... heh heh, she had a new attitude toward me.... when she said she had been written up..... I helped her with an attitude adjustment, just one of the many services I offer!!!!
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-29-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By thordau4
A para is...

an instructional aide! They can be a great help, or a territorial psycho.... luck of the draw!!
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-28-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By thordau4
When I sub in a class where there is also an...

When I sub in a class where there is also an aide, I am so appreciative when the aide pitches in and helps me. The aide knows the routine, knows the students and can be a huge help. I don't...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-28-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By thordau4
another rude para

I was teaching a 1st grade class in a rough part of town. They were unruly and apparently I have a loud voice.... A para stuck her head in and scolded me for being so loud, saying when it's so...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-28-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By thordau4
I agree with you AD, a class behaves better for a...

I agree with you AD, a class behaves better for a sub when they have regular teacher who expects good behavior at all times
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-27-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By thordau4
HS, disrespectful Para!!!

I haven't been on this board for a while, but when I dealt with a rude para today, I knew it was an item for this forum!!!
There were some questions I just HAD to ask her. Her responses were...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-05-2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By thordau4
I paid $120 for my background check. :)

I paid $120 for my background check. :)
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-07-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By thordau4
I answer to both. It's part of US culture to...

I answer to both. It's part of US culture to think changing the name of a job changes the job or the attitude about a job. semantics! hehe. either way, I'm coming to class for a teacher that is...
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-07-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By thordau4
Wonderful!

That is sure good news!
Best Wishes
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-20-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By thordau4
"that could be true"

I worked with a teacher who had a few young students who did that. -they were elementary school age. She would say thoughtfully "that could be true" - like she was cheerfully wondering...
I liked...
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-16-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By thordau4
also good to know

Students can TRY to 'eat you alive' if you're old, or chubby, or ugly or beautiful or anything about you they can latch onto! - even if it's not necessarily a characteristic you really HAVE!- - ...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-19-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By thordau4
emphasis on the other word ;)

I agree with fiddlergirl only I put the emphasis on SUPPOSED.... What are you SUPPOSED to be doing??!! .... implying that what they are doing NOW is not it!
I use that a lot!
and I find that...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-31-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By thordau4
Thanks RadSub19, I will ask that key question in...

Thanks RadSub19, I will ask that key question in the future.

I spent 'planning time' cleaning, sanitizing and airing out the room.
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-31-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By thordau4
Kindy: barf capital of the district

and when a kindy says "I feel sick", send them to the nurse! I felt her head (wasn't hot) and said "you're fine, get to work"
and within 20 minutes.... I was calling the janitor and herding the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-27-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By thordau4
My pay cut will be that I won't work enough to...

My pay cut will be that I won't work enough to get the $500 bonus for working 100+ days because they hired so many subs that none of us are getting that much work. I'm thinking that will save the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-27-2010, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By thordau4
right!

Even just the 4 days of training will be a nice change!
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-26-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By thordau4
we have a code now

This morning when I went to accept a job, I had to enter a code! - and there were a lot more jobs available. I guess the auto-accept programs didn't work overnight.
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-25-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By thordau4
me too!

I start training April 12. It would be nice if I could work for them for the summer, but it will be a nice change.
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-25-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By thordau4
good luck

and best wishes! I hope we all have such good outcomes!
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-25-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By thordau4
keep the lid on it

I don't presume that I, there for a day, notice anything that those who are there daily do not notice.
I just note in my sub book that that is a place to which I will not return!!
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-24-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By thordau4
not in my district

I was curious about this and just accepted a job I wasn't really interested in, just to check it out! We don't have to type in characters to see it. - but now I have to go work at a 'too far'...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-21-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By thordau4
That's what I always do!

It has gone a lot better since I figured that out!
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-18-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By thordau4
I'm usually pretty good at coping with this...

I'm usually pretty good at coping with this social dynamic. I've realized that were it is a problem for me is this:
By nature of our job - often responding when there is an "emergency" of some sort...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-17-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By thordau4
congrats!

Best wishes! Good luck!



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