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Posts Made By: whd507
Board: BusyBoard 08-23-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By whd507
foundation

I don't have a mission as such, but I tell students that they are building a foundation for their amazing life. the concrete slab under your house isn't sexy or mind blowing, it's made of base stuff...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-23-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By whd507
and a former kiddo

My wife and I also had dinner tonight with a former student who graduated last year, he just became a Marine last week, and is home for two weeks before his schooling back in san diego. it's always...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-23-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By whd507
first day today

I got my first day of the year today, it was nice. I drive a truck nationwide to pay for my subbing habit, so I only usually get to sub one day a week, and the summer was way too long! I drove all...
Board: BusyBoard 07-31-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By whd507
funny motivational video

I drive a semi coast to coast each week when I'm not subbing, I ran across a video I think would be good in a classroom when someone answers a question. I hope this works...
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Board: Substitute Teachers 05-31-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By whd507
yeah, Kelly services is pretty awful at standing...

yeah, Kelly services is pretty awful at standing with their employees. I was let go for holding the hand of a student in the lunch line, but I was instructed to do so by the sub plans and the admin...
Board: Classroom Management 05-31-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By whd507
How did all this work out?

How did all this work out?
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-31-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By whd507
I drive an 18-wheeler coast-to-coast all year to...

I drive an 18-wheeler coast-to-coast all year to pay for my substitute teaching habit. (until I can afford to return to teaching)

but seriously many retailers need summer help, as do summer...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-31-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By whd507
I once got tricked into kindergarten, and half...

I once got tricked into kindergarten, and half the sub notes were about "little Johnny" he was a holy terror complete with a harness and leash. The sub notes said that the little girls knew where...
Board: The VENT 02-09-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By whd507
story time

find a book where the class villain acts like the ringleader, and weave it into character ed. I start most classes with an expectation that I'm not teaching for the excellent pay and working...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-17-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By whd507
story

A Missouri substitute teacher is seeking answers after claiming he was banned because he thanked students for saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

Jim Furkin has worked as a sub for about a decade in...
Board: BusyBoard 11-17-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By whd507
sub canned for the pledge

http://www.newstribune.com/news/local/story/2018/nov/17/sub-claims-ban-after-thanking-children-for-pledge-of-allegiance/752833/

A Missouri substitute teacher is seeking answers after claiming he...
Board: BusyBoard 10-22-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By whd507
It depends, sometimes the articles are...

It depends, sometimes the articles are informative and accurate and useful in the classroom for discussion and research projects. Other times the articles are so slanted politically, that I make them...
Board: BusyBoard 10-22-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By whd507
I would be concerned about violating FERPA in...

I would be concerned about violating FERPA in discussing a student's information at all. The blog may even be more than I'd do without written permission from the parents, and by all means keep admin...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-22-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By whd507
I tell them they won the lottery...:D

I tell them they won the lottery...:D
Board: BusyBoard 10-10-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By whd507
prodigy

you might have to set up different "classes" for each grade, but it will give you diagnostic tools and metrics to judge progress. you can set the problem sets per grade for each day, or let it figure...
Board: Sixth Grade 10-10-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By whd507
fourmile

the main character is a boy who's dad died, and a soldier who is AWOL comes by and does good things for the family, hes a good guy did something bad. (they don't know he;s AWOL)

mom has a bad...
Board: The VENT 10-10-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By whd507
e mail sub notes

when i used aesop, I tried to use the message function for sub notes so I had a record, but when I had three districts on aesop, two were shut off to that function, so I left paper notes, and let it...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-04-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By whd507
prodigy

I've had good luck with prodigy, but when I was in a title 1 school, I had a significant number of kiddos with no internet at home other than a parents iphone, it can be done on a phone, but it...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 10-04-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By whd507
watt key

I recently read several chapters of "fourmile" to 4th graders, (I was subbing) and thought it was too much for them. I bought a copy, and finished it, and really thought it was too much for 4th, but...
Board: The VENT 10-04-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By whd507
document everything

second for document that.;)
Board: BusyBoard 10-04-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By whd507
subbed a lot of field trips

As a youth pastor, I had mixed results with parents on trips, as a teacher, I usually gave the students a mission on a school trip, and the parents had assigned duties to help their students...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-04-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By whd507
q-tips and rubbing alcohol

clean out my ears with wet q-tips, so that it finds its way into the ear canals, and if I think i'm getting a cold or flu, I'll also swab out my nose out, it burns, but is very effective. It's been...
Board: BusyBoard 10-04-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By whd507
I'll go against the flow a little, I still like...

I'll go against the flow a little, I still like prodigy although I agree the recent chat addition is a pain. I had a long term sub assignment a few years ago, where we were suppose to do math...
Board: BusyBoard 09-29-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By whd507
google books?

I used to read books for research that I didn't want to buy, searching for quotes. I think if you bought them online, you could download them into a print format.
Board: BusyBoard 09-29-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By whd507
it took 14 months to get a letter

I was a youth pastor and worked with youth for three decades before I had a false accusation. It was a mare serious issue than what you have, but I'm still living it. I hot lined a situation outside...



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