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Posts Made By: Tapdancesub
Board: The VENT 02-19-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
We have certain diseases that a mandatory notice...

We have certain diseases that a mandatory notice is sent, from the principal. Flu is not one of them, which I can’t understand. Ask for a deep cleaning. During flu season, I have students go over...
Board: The VENT 02-17-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
No sleeping in here, DH is up at 5am every day,...

No sleeping in here, DH is up at 5am every day, making noise turning on lights whatever. Today I hid under the covers for an extra hour. Yeah me!
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-12-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Weíve always gotten keys and have the ability to...

Weíve always gotten keys and have the ability to block the door open. Intruder alert/drill we just move the block out of the door and it automatically locks.
Board: The VENT 02-08-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
I would start by getting a written request from...

I would start by getting a written request from a medical or mental health professional indicating your need for a leave. I hope you are able to get the time you need to heal.
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-02-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Never have nor will I ever give feedback. Iíve...

Never have nor will I ever give feedback. Iíve also never received feedback, teachers requesting me to cover their class is all the feedback I need.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-01-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
I got to that point with my in-laws. They get a...

I got to that point with my in-laws. They get a gift certificate to a restaurant they like. I donít have enough hours to figure out gifts, shop and wrap for those 2 ingrates. Great thing is I can buy...
Board: The VENT 01-31-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 35
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
I would never leave a class unattended. If you...

I would never leave a class unattended. If you have a bathroom in your portable just use it. I have learned to time my breaks at AM recess despite also having yard duty part of the time, and my lunch...
Board: The VENT 01-30-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Even the fun activities are such a challenge! I...

Even the fun activities are such a challenge! I covered a 1st grade earlier this week that had a fun art project at the end of day. I handed out materials one step at a time, gave instructions, but...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-29-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Seriously! How rude. I just finished a long term...

Seriously! How rude. I just finished a long term for a teacher who covers 2 different schools for a special. The only reason I took it was because I knew she would send me weekly plans, no grading...
Board: The VENT 01-22-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
At least you get paid. I am a sub who has had...

At least you get paid. I am a sub who has had that happen many times, plus 2 yard duties. The teacher I’m covering and the teacher who had no sub. The regular teacher who got the other 1/2 of the...
Board: The VENT 01-15-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Iíve lost count of how many times I have said...

Iíve lost count of how many times I have said ďplease look at me when Iím speaking to you,Ē in the last 12 years.
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-12-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
My standard reply for aids and teachers who feel...

My standard reply for aids and teachers who feel they need to butt in, ďweíre good thanksĒ Iíve used it on parents and a principal or 2 also.
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-10-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
So true....the sweet first and second graders...

So true....the sweet first and second graders just make my day. I have been covering a specials teacher for the past 6 weeks 3 days a week. This is a job that would otherwise go unfilled and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-06-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
I donít tough it out for any school anymore. If...

I donít tough it out for any school anymore. If Iím sick, Iím sick. I donít get sick too often, but if Iím not feeling well I stay home and rest. No one cares, it doesnít matter how many scrapes Iíve...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-06-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Tomorrow is our first day back. I have a class...

Tomorrow is our first day back. I have a class that is difficult even on a good day. Not sure what I was thinking. Just get through the day.
Board: The VENT 01-05-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
For me I guess itís a balance. I cook meals and...

For me I guess itís a balance. I cook meals and deliver them to my in-laws weekly. Itís a 3 hour round trip. Iíve been told they are taking advantage, and in reality they are. I am a sub so I work 4...
Board: The VENT 12-27-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
I just survived 2 days at my in-laws. My husband...

I just survived 2 days at my in-laws. My husband and 2 adult kids ( bless them) helped with the cooking, cleaning and take down of the decorations. Which DH and I also had to put up a few weeks ago....
Board: The VENT 12-17-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
I love roving sub jobs! If thereís down time I...

I love roving sub jobs! If thereís down time I ask the office which teachers might need help. The day actually goes pretty fast, only downside for me is having to eat in the staff lounge. I prefer...
Board: The VENT 12-16-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
The perfect gift, a pack of dollar store flash...

The perfect gift, a pack of dollar store flash cards. Oh wait someone has to drill them :D never mind :D
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-15-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
You did the right thing. I guess Iím lucky...

You did the right thing. I guess Iím lucky because I work in a district that trusts us with keys. All I ask is the tools to do my job. If they wanted/needed the key back they could have called and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-09-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
My personal solution would be to eat at a normal...

My personal solution would be to eat at a normal lunch hour during instruction. I have a medical need that necessitates I eat at regular intervals. If that doesn’t work for admin, bye bye.
Board: The VENT 12-05-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Seriously nothing will change until parents...

Seriously nothing will change until parents complain. You need parent helpers in your room on a regular basis. Until admin hear it from angry parents nothing will change. You need a few on your side...
Board: The VENT 12-04-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
I am doing a long-term sub position for a...

I am doing a long-term sub position for a specials teacher right now. Teachers with good classroom management have classes that are engaged and well behaved and vice versa. There are a few frequent...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-04-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
My district is similar, but most push in students...

My district is similar, but most push in students have aids, so I just continue on as normal. Teachers leave me real lessons to teach not just review/filler.
Board: The VENT 11-26-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Thank you Tori...

Let me add this ďthe sub for X grade cancelled, didnít show up, no one took the job.Ē So guess what, you get to take 1/2 of X grade and cram them into your classroom where there isnít enough...



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