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Posts Made By: MaineSub
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-21-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By MaineSub
Luv2teach2017

Luv2teach, we just might be kindred spirits.



I would add that the teachers know the difference as well. I think we sometimes get so focused on the differences that we (subs and regular) forget...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-20-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By MaineSub
Thanks...

Thanks for some very interesting and thought-provoking comments. Several observations come to mind... I do certainly understand and agree that words often carry a stigma with them. I'm just not sure...
Board: BusyBoard 01-19-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By MaineSub
Sounds like our situations are similar...

The office person who would most likely handle this would be nice but very firm. I can hear her pleasantly saying "You'll have to make an arrangement... there isn't anyone here available... who else...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-19-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By MaineSub
A rose by any other name...

Here's an opinion piece from my blog... offered as something to think about. (I teach a Substitute Teacher Workshop and have written a handbook for it... that's why I received the message mentioned.)...
Board: BusyBoard 01-18-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By MaineSub
Small, rural school... pretty much a case by case...

Small, rural school... pretty much a case by case basis, probably as it should be. We don't have a big problem with it. Life happens and since it's not a frequent occurrence it tends to be...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-18-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MaineSub
Some of the worst...

There's that old saying (that most of us hate) "Those who can't do, teach." I've often wondered what those who can't teach are supposed to do...

When the opening slide of the presenter lists a...
Board: BusyBoard 01-17-2020, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MaineSub
Thanks!

Thanks for coming back and posting how things turned out... that's, unfortunately, a too-rare occurrence. Glad the book idea was helpful!
Board: BusyBoard 01-14-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By MaineSub
I’m focused on the fact he doesn’t care... in...

I’m focused on the fact he doesn’t care... in that sense his talking isn’t the issue. If you gagged him, he’d probably come up some other way way to demonstrate it. And his new behavior might be even...
Board: BusyBoard 01-14-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By MaineSub
Not an answer, just some thoughts...

I also teach in a state regulated program for adults. We have “seat time” requirements that are quite inflexible. I don’t have data but after more than a few years of doing it, I am comfortable...
Board: BusyBoard 01-13-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By MaineSub
Some teachers I know do a weekly email to all...

Some teachers I know do a weekly email to all parents... fairly informal and short, just a "here's what we're doing and what's coming up" sort of thing... That might be a place to mention a general...
Board: BusyBoard 01-13-2020, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MaineSub
Not sure I totally follow...

But for the mechanics... can you assemble the papers into a "book?" (I can picture a copy in the school library.) I do some publishing and that's driving my thinking here... I may be way off base. It...
Board: BusyBoard 01-13-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By MaineSub
It is interesting...

It's interesting how, as the story unfolds, additional details "change" the scenario. It's also interesting that the teacher doesn't get much benefit of the doubt... until (if I'm following this...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-13-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By MaineSub
I don't know the whole story, obviously...

"Life's too short to drink bad wine." I agree with broomrider; misery is optional, save yourself.

I love teaching. I'm not sure I'd want to do it full time as a public school teacher and,...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-13-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By MaineSub
I do lines differently...

Off topic? Maybe. I once wrote a piece called "Leading from the back of the line." So we're responsible for twenty or so five-year-olds trailing along behind us...while we're focused on where we're...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-13-2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By MaineSub
One more time...

I'll try once more to clarify... without getting into all the fine points of Facebook, there are many ways people see the posts of others. One person sees a post and "shares" it to his/her timeline...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-11-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By MaineSub
You’re not safe anywhere...

Even younger kids make accusations. I know a sub who quit after a second grader made a minor accusation. She was a retired teacher with a spotless record and threw in the towel because admin clearly...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-11-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By MaineSub
Bodimom...

Posts have a date and time stamp... comments as well. Unless your timeline is private (and that doesn’t guarantee anything) the world knows when you’re posting and commenting. So when she spent 20...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-10-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By MaineSub
@subsaurus

It wasn't ONE post... she was frequently posting (not school related) on social media using her smartphone during the school day when she was supposedly supervising and teaching children. I don't...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-09-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By MaineSub
A quick example...

Last year, I was involved in a somewhat complicated situation that meant I needed email contact with a team of middle school students. Dare I mention that they were mostly female? Our district does...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-08-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By MaineSub
Homes of the rock stars...

I am in a very rural area... and live on a gravel, dead end road with nine houses on it. Last summer a car full of kids went by and I heard a girl scream “That’s Mr B’s house!” I chuckled the rest of...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-08-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By MaineSub
Let’s not get too paranoid...

My bet is that it’s security related. I seriously doubt that most districts have time to read email being sent and received by staff, let alone subs. As email becomes a common way of communicating,...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-08-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By MaineSub
On the other hand...

Requiring a reference from your current supervisor is just plain weird. A fairly standard HR practice has always been, “references available at/during interview, please do not contact current...
Board: BusyBoard 12-31-2019, 04:02 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MaineSub
SnazzyJazzy...

It's important to remember that the tendency is to use resumes and first interviews to eliminate candidates... so they are actually looking for negatives in the first stages. They decide to hire...
Board: BusyBoard 12-30-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MaineSub
Transferable skills...

As a former HR professional, I see these questions as being about "transferable skills." Like most interview questions, they serve more than one purpose. The first purpose is to get you talking about...
Board: BusyBoard 12-24-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MaineSub
One thought...

I often conduct assemblies with larger groups of kids... and when we do the obligatory "any questions?" I use very specific language like "Who has a question about...?" and reminding the kids, "I...



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