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Posts Made By: MaineSub
Board: BusyBoard 10-13-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MaineSub
Yay!

We definitely need more stories with happy endings. Yes, this is an example of a great P, but it's also an example of a great T! You are to be congratulated for your handing of the entire situation!
Board: BusyBoard 10-11-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By MaineSub
Meanwhile, it's generally accepted that neglect...

Meanwhile, it's generally accepted that neglect is abuse.

Where's the line between tolerance and enabling?
Board: BusyBoard 10-09-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By MaineSub
We've had similar issues on a much smaller...

We've had similar issues on a much smaller scale... and while I don't condone or defend a lack of communication, particularly with the affected parties, hiring and HR issues tend to be super...
Board: BusyBoard 10-09-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MaineSub
I see this as a power struggle. While it's not...

I see this as a power struggle. While it's not clear how old he is, it almost doesn't matter because the odds of winning a power struggle with a student are fairly small, particularly in today's...
Board: BusyBoard 10-08-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By MaineSub
It's becoming the new norm...

Yep--it's even being given "nice names" in an effort to make the practice more acceptable. I recently scanned through an amazing debate on an educational forum about the "rights" of the child...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-05-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By MaineSub
It was a great day!

While it's unfortunate that it happened, congratulations. Thanks for standing up for the kid. I hope the bus driver is fired. There is no excuse for that type of physical contact with a student......
Board: BusyBoard 10-03-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By MaineSub
Chunk it...

Chunk the work into the smallest possible bits, have the student complete one bit, then show you (or take a break or something), then assign another bit. I've often done this with high school kids....
Board: BusyBoard 10-02-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By MaineSub
What they said. No need to feel guilty; it's not...

What they said. No need to feel guilty; it's not your fault he'll be missing the trip. But blame shouldn't be the issue anyway. You need to create a safe environment for the other kids. Personally,...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-02-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MaineSub
Well done!

Sorry this happened but also want to say "Good for you." While I was never bitten, I discovered fairly early in my career that working in special needs was not my cup of tea. I've made it clear with...
Board: BusyBoard 10-01-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By MaineSub
I know I'm late to the party but these situations...

I know I'm late to the party but these situations literally make me sick. Just wait until the grandparents get involved. I sometimes think that we are becoming enablers when we accommodate some of...
Board: BusyBoard 10-01-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By MaineSub
Congratulations on what may be a very realistic...

Congratulations on what may be a very realistic attitude.

I would shift focus away from the ADHD to grades, since that's their apparent concern and focus. This may be a case of them not accepting...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-30-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By MaineSub
I remind myself that it's possible to perform...

I remind myself that it's possible to perform flawlessly and still not get the desired result--there are too many variables. There are too many variables. I also find something that went well and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-26-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MaineSub
I think you have a right (I would go so far as to...

I think you have a right (I would go so far as to say "obligation") to refuse that assignment explaining that you are not qualified. It is a hazardous situation but in refusing the assignment you...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-26-2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By MaineSub
There's another factor...

I really don't think most districts/schools are mainstreaming kids to save money on special education costs... first, at some level and in some cases, it's the right thing to do. But (and here's a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-25-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By MaineSub
Don't get me started... I would concur, lots more...

Don't get me started... I would concur, lots more aides--and lots more "specialties." It's not an easy topic but I'll admit I sometimes wonder how much of it is truly necessary. My general comment is...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-25-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By MaineSub
I'll just say that as a regular sub in...

I'll just say that as a regular sub in Kindergarten, dismissal is probably the most stressful part of the day, particularly early in the school year before the kids have learned the routines. It is...
Board: BusyBoard 09-18-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By MaineSub
You might want to google "symptoms of dyslexia"...

You might want to google "symptoms of dyslexia" -- I'll try to post a link to the WebMD site--it lists them by age/grade level. I'm not suggesting that you try to diagnose, certainly. If she exhibits...
Board: BusyBoard 09-13-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By MaineSub
Might be weird...

I tend to get weird with puzzles like this... a few random thoughts. At the risk of confusing them (don't know the age) is there a comparison between what state we live in? I also wonder if we could...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-13-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By MaineSub
Wow... I'm almost speechless. For one thing,...

Wow... I'm almost speechless. For one thing, punishment rarely works well at changing behavior. (Some kids will actually enjoy walking like a duck and calling attention to themselves.) But more...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-12-2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MaineSub
What are jeans?

One of the issues with dress codes is what the words mean--it could be argued yours doesn't ban jeans, but it tries to clarify that ragged ones with holes aren't appropriate. There are probably some...
Board: BusyBoard 09-11-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By MaineSub
What do YOU like?

I am the unofficial photographer for our school and also work with the media at school events. From a "documentation" point of view, it's generally accepted that the kids should not look at the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-09-2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By MaineSub
Remembering you're not the teacher...

I've worked with and talked with a number of teachers who, for various reasons, have switched to subbing--often after retirement. For some, the hardest part has been remembering it's not their...
Board: BusyBoard 09-06-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By MaineSub
This is a tough situation... we had seven parent...

This is a tough situation... we had seven parent deaths at our school several years ago. As a small rural school, we all pulled together and worked our way through. We sorta followed the children's...
Board: BusyBoard 09-06-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MaineSub
Sometimes I think we try too hard to explain and...

Sometimes I think we try too hard to explain and reason with kids whose logic is very different than ours. I sincerely doubt this is him finding out who he is--it's equally likely he's just trying to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-05-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By MaineSub
Mostly yes...

I walked by a classroom with a sub and the kids were almost literally bouncing off the walls, screaming, running, jumping... the sub had a whipped look. Believe me when I say I was very tempted to...



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