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Posts Made By: SubMan
Board: Educational Technology 02-17-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By SubMan
Younger teachers always seem to jump on the new...

Younger teachers always seem to jump on the new tech first. In 2007 I joined my second district, a more technologically advanced one than the first. We had smart boards in all the classrooms, laptop...
Board: The VENT 02-17-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SubMan
My second district used codes and a set of 26...

My second district used codes and a set of 26 preset comments. We just assigned a letter, up to three, for each comment we wanted. I liked that approach. Saved a lot of time.
Board: The VENT 02-17-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By SubMan
I’m subbing and get most of my jobs from a...

I’m subbing and get most of my jobs from a smaller school district that is using the hybrid model, everything is placed online in google classroom and the students and teachers use that if they are...
Board: The VENT 02-17-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By SubMan
I’ve worked for many principals both as a teacher...

I’ve worked for many principals both as a teacher and as a sub. When I first started subbing after graduation there was a group of principals I called “the good guys” because they were excellent...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-15-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By SubMan
As a former classroom teacher I can tell you that...

As a former classroom teacher I can tell you that most teachers don’t have time in their day to email subs. As a teacher I would also skip over most emails unless they had a subject line that caused...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-15-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By SubMan
I wasn’t there so I don’t know. But did you walk...

I wasn’t there so I don’t know. But did you walk around the classroom to see what the students were working on? If a student quickly uses their device as you approach that is a good indication that...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-31-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SubMan
I've been tricked many times with the vague...

I've been tricked many times with the vague description of the jobs.

1. Special Education - turned out it was a life skills class with upper elementary children in diapers. There was an aide for...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-20-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SubMan
Substitute Educators Day

Today is Substitute Educators Day.

The following is copied from the link at the end.

Substitute Educators Day: American Education Week

Substitute Educators Day is a result of NEA...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-20-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SubMan
Why don't they just make Jobulator free? No...

Why don't they just make Jobulator free?

No need for a new app, just make the existing one free.
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-18-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By SubMan
One school that I avoid is a “primary center”...

One school that I avoid is a “primary center” where all the teachers are women. I think the custodian might be the only male there.

One time I was there I was one teacher in the morning and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-09-2020, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SubMan
How it works in a district near me is like this. ...

How it works in a district near me is like this.

Group A comes to their school on Monday and Tuesday. Group A is online on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Group B comes to their school on...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-09-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By SubMan
No raises here

There have been no raises in any of the districts where I sub and they are begging, pleading, and having principals and administrators call subs on Friday afternoon asking us to work for them the...
Board: The VENT 11-09-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SubMan
Sounds like the year I taught 4th grade. There...

Sounds like the year I taught 4th grade. There were four of us and we all decided to focus on creating lesson plans for a content area; reading, math, science, and social studies. The two teachers...
Board: The VENT 10-22-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SubMan
Student: Dad I need a sheet of paper! Dad:...

Student: Dad I need a sheet of paper!

Dad: Get your own F...ing sheet of paper!

Teacher (Walks to phone by door, steps out into hall, calls office, dad apologizes by end of day).


Another...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-22-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By SubMan
It sets the sub up for failure when we don't know...

It sets the sub up for failure when we don't know what they need to do.

Sub: Everybody needs to log on to Google Classroom and do the assignment your teacher left for you.

Whole class (in...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-22-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By SubMan
Been there, done that, never went back after I...

Been there, done that, never went back after I heard a first year teacher was complaining about my not being able to log on. The school office issued laptop didn't have her passwords "memorized."
Board: The VENT 10-20-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SubMan
Some 6th graders at a school where I sub have...

Some 6th graders at a school where I sub have figured out if they make the background a picture of themselves at the computer then they can appear to be there while being in another room doing...
Board: The VENT 10-20-2020, 03:52 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By SubMan
It’s called Hypercapnia. I described my symptoms...

It’s called Hypercapnia. I described my symptoms to my cousin, the medical doctor, and she knew exactly what it was. The only relief is taking a break from wearing a mask. Several schools where I sub...
Board: The VENT 10-07-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By SubMan
My brother lived next to Jeffery Dawmer; said the...

My brother lived next to Jeffery Dawmer; said the same even though it is spelled differently. He started using his middle name after the news broke.
Board: The VENT 09-18-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By SubMan
I heard this the other day

I was an inclusion learning support teacher earlier this week in classroom with remote students.

I heard this “dad I need a piece of paper,” “get your own f.....’ piece of paper.”

Teacher...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-12-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By SubMan
Week 2 - the week that was

Three of my districts pushed back their start dates until September 8. So this week I was in another district than last week. I was supposed to be a building sub. It was never put into Aesop so that...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-04-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By SubMan
I'm back working as much as I can praying that I...

I'm back working as much as I can praying that I won't catch covid 19.

When Gov Wolf (PA) closed down the schools I lost about 40% of my income. Luckily I have and evening/weekend job that I was...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-04-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By SubMan
And it happened again. I picked up...

And it happened again.



I picked up Thursday and Friday of this week at the same middle school; IEP coverage on Thursday and a request from a teacher for Friday.

Thursday the job is deleted...
Board: The VENT 09-02-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SubMan
In my career as a teacher I never taught the same...

In my career as a teacher I never taught the same grade more than one year. Each year was a different grade and a different team so I get what you are talking about. Best year was the year I taught...
Board: The VENT 09-02-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By SubMan
In December I applied for a reading tutor...

In December I applied for a reading tutor coordinator position at a local college. I would be in charge of the reading section of the tutoring center. This is similar to what I did in my last...



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