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Posts Made By: subasaurus
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-06-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By subasaurus
Mixed emotions

Hi sirsubalot,

Good question. Surprised you don't get a spring break. Odd.

On one hand I'm happy to get back to work, because as every sub knows, vacations are NEVER paid for us. It's easy to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-17-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By subasaurus
Has technology gone too far in schools?

The other day I had junior high students looking up inappropriate sites on their iPads.

I'm surprised schools don't expect students will abuse iPads when their teacher is away.

Has technology...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-10-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By subasaurus
Yaya, I've spilled on important papers too. I was...

Yaya, I've spilled on important papers too. I was too afraid to mention it in the plans. I can be a scaredy cat admittedly.

Subman, showing up on the wrong day oversleeping is my biggest fear. ...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-03-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By subasaurus
Yep, days like that are full days. You get all...

Yep, days like that are full days. You get all kinds of drama thrown your way and no bathroom break.

And I technically didn't have a choice in my situation. Either leave the high school lab kids...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-03-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By subasaurus
"administration is slowly allowing the students...

"administration is slowly allowing the students to take over, and that never ends well."

You hit the nail on the head there. Once they let the kids rule the building, they should expect chaos,...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-03-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By subasaurus
Yeah, the problem was I would have left my next...

Yeah, the problem was I would have left my next class alone too if I didn't leave when the bell rang.

It was a "lose lose" situation. Do I leave the lab seniors alone, or the 12 year olds?...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-03-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By subasaurus
They didn't plan this one right.

Got a call to cover a period of high schoolers that wasn't my jurisdiction during a free period of mine. No sub had shown up. I get these calls all time subbing. No biggie. I'm flexible.
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-24-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By subasaurus
Block scheduling


Block schedules are the worst change to the American school system since the implementation of common core and "distance learning."

My condolences to you. 80 minutes can feel like 800...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-18-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Posted By subasaurus
Censorship of teachers

I understand not making inappropriate comments as a role model for youth. That could be a fireable offense, especially if it happens regularly.

But schools have gone crazy with what teachers can...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-16-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By subasaurus
@dietcoke (regarding elementary)


Elementary is exhausting.

The kids switch assignments and activities every 45 minutes or so.

No down time.

You literally follow the kids everywhere, with no time to yourself...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-10-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By subasaurus
The stress. Oh, the stress.

The stress of the workplace and world in general admittedly have been getting to me.

I'd like to list three reasons I'm a bit on edge lately so you'll have a general understanding of the root...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-09-2018, 03:26 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By subasaurus
Don't return

Even if they didn't block you I'd certainly recommend not going back.

Sounds like the office are absolutely useless there.

That's a huge liability.

Take your business elsewhere. You don't...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-05-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By subasaurus
Nah, don't worry.

"If you have no critics you'll likely have no success." -Malcolm X

Or as they say in NYC, "fuhged about it."

Do what I do - Go where you feel appreciated/respected.

In my note I just...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-22-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By subasaurus

I didn't say it was a big conspiracy but yes, they may very well have tricked me because someone didn't want to work in that room.

It was a bait and switch. I was there. Staff were passing the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-22-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By subasaurus
This is not just a response to user Ima Teacher....

This is not just a response to user Ima Teacher. This is for everyone joining the thread, especially the subs...

I agree with most of your comments... Yep, IEPs. Yep, crazy unexpected events...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-19-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By subasaurus

You understand my pain.

I've only worked with a maximum of four aides in a room in my life. Seven teachers is excessive, and overstimulating for the kids.

It's obvious to me they're not...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-19-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By subasaurus
I agree, but don't worry about it

I too wish there was a more human side to subbing. I feel like a slave to aesop at times and get frustrated.

That being said, don't waste your time wondering about teachers removing you. Nothing...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-19-2018, 02:22 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By subasaurus

Exactly. They wouldn't have noticed if I had walked out. They were too busy gossiping, yelling, and getting the kids riled up.

It was a circus to say the least.
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-19-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By subasaurus

"It sounds like this room was just not a good fit for you"

Staff gossiping and yelling all day while students are out of control...

Nope, not a good fit for me!

Reminder: I didn't sign up...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-18-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By subasaurus
Special education: Too many aides in one room

I was tossed into a high behavior SPED room yesterday via bait and switch.

("Can you go to this other classroom instead of what you signed up for?")

The ratios were insane. 12 kids to 7...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-11-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By subasaurus

Good to hear you're having a mellow year thus far. Jealous.

What really gets me is when the office doesn't give me an advanced warning of the drill, and the announcements or VERY loud alarm comes...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-11-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By subasaurus
A week of drills

Last week I had two lockdown drills and two fire drills.

I understand the big importance of them, but I'm starting to go crazy... Had another one today!

One of the cons of subbing at...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-10-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By subasaurus
Sounds like a "floater" job

I've taken floater jobs like that where the teachers were like: "What? I didn't know I had a meeting today!"

I felt like the bearer of bad news. I was the messenger that was hated, coming in and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-10-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By subasaurus
Many possibilities

It is my understanding that if you're "banned" you won't even see the job posted.

I've been banned from a district (for petty reasons) and don't even see jobs for their school anymore on Aesop....
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-26-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By subasaurus

I'm with you. I have a zero tolerance policy for crazy from students and lack of assistance from staff.

I don't get paid enough to be harrassed or ignored when I have a serious problem.


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