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Posts Made By: mooba1
Board: The VENT 09-18-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By mooba1
The most important thing here is for you to focus...

The most important thing here is for you to focus on your health, and you seem to have your priorities in order in that regard. Iím wishing you a a smooth and complete recovery, Teacher_twins.
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Board: Substitute Teachers 09-18-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mooba1
I routinely arrive 30 mins before the kids are...

I routinely arrive 30 mins before the kids are allowed in the classrooms, b/c it allows me time to deep read the lesson plan for the first half of the day, pull up needed websites, and take a last...
Board: The VENT 09-15-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By mooba1
Run!

Elepen beat me to it, but Iíll reiterate what she said, RUN, donít walk to the nearest exit. The last thing the principal should hear from you is your tires squealing as you peel out of the parking...
Board: The VENT 09-14-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mooba1
I have a thread about ODD bookmarked, but I canít...

I have a thread about ODD bookmarked, but I canít seem to link it here. Click the magnifying glass at the top of this page, then click ďadvancedĒ. In the ďtopicĒ box, type ADHD ODD defiance.
...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-13-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By mooba1
Two things here: 1) if the boy got in trouble at...

Two things here: 1) if the boy got in trouble at PE, why is the Math teacher administering the punishment, and 2) as already stated, there are multiple problems with the walk like a duck punishment. ...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-12-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mooba1
My district pays $50/day for sub paras,...

My district pays $50/day for sub paras, regardless of whether or not youíre a certified teacher. The paras donít get paid near what theyíre worth (if theyíre good), and the sub pay for a para just...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-11-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mooba1
Iím not surprised that you were left tests to...

Iím not surprised that you were left tests to grade, but AP placement tests?? Only the classroom teacher should be grading those. Not that youíre not perfectly capable, but I was thinking of the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-11-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By mooba1
Not a man, but I also agree w/ the pp, dress a...

Not a man, but I also agree w/ the pp, dress a bit more nicely to start. You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Definitely ditch the sport coat. Completely unnecessary, and it’s...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-11-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By mooba1
Sounds awful. As far as the 3 glasses of wine,...

Sounds awful. As far as the 3 glasses of wine, my motto has long been, ďwhatever gets you throughĒ. Salud!
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-09-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mooba1
Surely the P wouldíve known youíd get dinged for...

Surely the P wouldíve known youíd get dinged for breaking contract, but whatís done is done. Obviously HR in your preferred district is unaware of the sanctions, so my suggestion is to take the high...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-07-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mooba1
My top tip (may only work for elementary)

Searching the archives of this board will give you several ideas on how to survive as a sub. That’s not my top tip, though. Here it is:

For every class I sub, I make a quick sketch of the desk...
Board: The VENT 09-07-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mooba1
Develop a relationship with each of these kids,...

Develop a relationship with each of these kids, but keep in mind you won’t reach all of them. It will be through no fault of your own, so practice letting that go.

In that vein, one thing I did...
Board: The VENT 09-06-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By mooba1
Has anyone checked your new P to see if she has...

Has anyone checked your new P to see if she has two neurons and a working synapse? Yeesh.

Even setting aside the fact that youíve got FORTY kids (how is that even allowed, much less where do...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-04-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mooba1
Take good care of yourself, mrsd5. ETA: Is...

Take good care of yourself, mrsd5.

ETA: Is spedder going to sub again this year?
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-04-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By mooba1
1-ply toilet paper must have been invented by the...

1-ply toilet paper must have been invented by the same jerk who invented the equally crappy (no pun intended) brown paper towels that every school district seems to use. Those paper towels are...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-30-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By mooba1
@Yaya

It stinks that the teachers on your team are freezing you out instead of being supportive. Iíve never understood that kind of attitude, but I have experienced being a recipient of it.

It sounds...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-30-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mooba1
Youíre correct, itís often not what you know, but...

Youíre correct, itís often not what you know, but who you know. It may take some time, but sooner or later, Princess will be dethroned and taking a seat on the karma bus. You can only hope youíre...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-30-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By mooba1
@subasaurus

Yes, this is Texas and we do have a/c, thank goodness. The bad part is that we started so dang early that the heat index has been way too high to take the kids out for recess on many, many days. I...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-29-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By mooba1
Back on the hamster wheel

Truth be told, I was getting antsy and bored, so I was ready to go back to work——but I have to remind myself of that when my alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m.

This is the third week of school, and I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-27-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By mooba1
After eons of wearing coke bottle bottom glasses...

After eons of wearing coke bottle bottom glasses when I wasn’t wearing contacts, I finally got up the nerve to have LASIK done on my eyes. My only regret was that I didn’t do it a whole lot sooner....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-26-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By mooba1
Thank you for the clarification, giver. Iíve...

Thank you for the clarification, giver. Iíve been pondering what to do with this enormous windfall, haha. Welp, it beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.
Board: BusyBoard 08-24-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By mooba1
Thank you so much, jorgefuriouso. As a sub, Iím...

Thank you so much, jorgefuriouso. As a sub, Iím always looking for things like this.
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-23-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mooba1
I think SubMan has it right. Even though youíve...

I think SubMan has it right. Even though youíve been hired, itís not official until the next board meeting. New hires are on the agenda, the board votes, and usually thatís all there is to it. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-17-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By mooba1
Oh, gosh, thatís not going to be easy for you or...

Oh, gosh, thatís not going to be easy for you or your DD. Youíll be able to pull all of your ďkeep Ďem busyĒ teacher tricks out of your hat, though. Sure hoping all goes well, and do post an update....
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-15-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By mooba1
If I worked every single day, which I donít, Iíd...

If I worked every single day, which I donít, Iíd make $18,500. I probably make around $16,500 b/c I work quite a bit. It supplements my husbandís salary and my pension (I retired after 30 years),...



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