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Posts Made By: Augustus
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-27-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Augustus
At one district where I subbed the requirement...

At one district where I subbed the requirement was 15 straight days in the same assignment. The district had no qualms at all about hiring another sub on the fifteenth day. true dat! I never knew one...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-09-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Augustus
I can handle unruly kids, but wishy-washy admin...

I can handle unruly kids, but wishy-washy admin makes it a 'no go' for me."

yes, what is up with all the admin putting up with all of this (forgive me) crap these days? It really is like the kids...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-09-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Augustus
You couldn't force me to sub in kinder. I haven't...

You couldn't force me to sub in kinder. I haven't done it for years now. Never will again. I took a job in high school history last week. Showed same video each period. Suits me.
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-09-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Augustus
They are really looking for statisticians,...

They are really looking for statisticians, actuaries, programmers, etc."

yes, I know that to be true. I didn't know that about research and math at universities. I knew it to be true in other...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-08-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Augustus
I have a Ph.D in Math" If you have a Doctorate...

I have a Ph.D in Math"
If you have a Doctorate in math why are you subbing. You have more of an academic standing than any principal or vice principal that I know. If they have a doctorate it is in...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-06-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Augustus
I agree with Tammy. Most of the teachers get...

I agree with Tammy. Most of the teachers get along no better with the aid than you do.
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-06-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Augustus
I am more interested in what the VP did to the...

I am more interested in what the VP did to the students than her interview with you. She has to ask you what happened. I am sure she knows the girls were lying. She deals with them every day and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-06-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Augustus
In December a teacher left a sheet of paper on...

In December a teacher left a sheet of paper on her desk concerning what would be discussed at the upcoming union meeting. There was a list of about two dozen concerns. Every one of them was related...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-01-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Augustus
Jackie, you are at a disadvantage with an ESL...

Jackie, you are at a disadvantage with an ESL class as it is not stereotyping to say that a number of young Latin males will not take orders from a female, and in particular a white female.
I have...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-25-2010, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Augustus
No Longer Subbing

I had some health issues just before Xmas, and after Xmas I just didn't feel like going back. The behavior of the students has been increasingly bad for a number of years now. It just continues to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-21-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Augustus
It always amazes me how few referrals the rest of...

It always amazes me how few referrals the rest of you write, when I write them every week. the only reason I can think for this is that I truly sub in classes with a criminal element. Why they are...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-21-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Augustus
Why would I not be on your "call again" list if I...

Why would I not be on your "call again" list if I send someone to the office?
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-03-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Augustus
It's not really something I can call the VP about...

It's not really something I can call the VP about - they're asking too many questions? sounds crazy to complain about."
that is not what they are doing and any VP with any brains will know it.

I...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-02-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Augustus
I like the waiting idea, but after waiting I...

I like the waiting idea, but after waiting I might give them a choice. Lets do the lesson or someone is leaving and it won't be me. Subczy likes to unnerve them and mess with their heads. So do I. I...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-01-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Augustus
about half the time this describes the schools I...

about half the time this describes the schools I go into, more or less. Not so much lack of lesson plans, just students who don't care. Take the seventh graders last week. I pass out the math...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-30-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Augustus
The teachers here have a 180-183 day contract....

The teachers here have a 180-183 day contract. They do come in during the summer, but usually it is just for the two weeks before school. I know some of them well and when I drop by they are doing...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-27-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Augustus
So, why is it that they're the ones with all full...

So, why is it that they're the ones with all full time jobs????"

You mean the ones with the "full time jobs" that only work six months out of the year, but have the nice government health plans,...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-24-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Augustus
Rerun says it all for me. If you can, try to...

Rerun says it all for me. If you can, try to encourage another sub to say something. Get your point across and get rid of some competition for jobs. Kill two birds with one stone, that sorta thing....
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-24-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Augustus
A job is a job and I will go into tomorrow for a...

A job is a job and I will go into tomorrow for a half day at a middle school where I haven't been all year. Nothing much is expected of us tomorrow. Just show up and keep the kids fairly calm.
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-24-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Augustus
Personally, I would never apologize. Even if you...

Personally, I would never apologize. Even if you should, most of the kids I am around take it as a sign of weakness. They won't meet you halfway, but will use it as some sort of excuse. But that is...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-20-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Augustus
years ago I went into a middle school where the...

years ago I went into a middle school where the principal stocked the halls. He would stroll into the back of a class and stand there for just maybe thirty seconds, long enough for most kids to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-20-2009, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Augustus
broom, if you look at it that way there is...

broom, if you look at it that way there is nothing wrong with being asked. But the strong implication when being asked is that you must do this. It is expected because a real teacher, who is higher...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-19-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Augustus
It seems as though I always have a lot of doctors...

It seems as though I always have a lot of doctors appointments after school. but I don't do elementary and MS and HS teachers don't have bus duty so .... but back in the day that was what I told em....
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-18-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Augustus
I don't mind cover, but I never get paid extra...

I don't mind cover, but I never get paid extra for it. Grading papers and playground duty are a few reasons why I never do elementary. If I am asked to make copies I don't go back. I don't do...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-18-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Augustus
I am known at almost all the schools I go into....

I am known at almost all the schools I go into. But years ago I would get classes like those. I would try to stay calm and hand out detention and send people out, etc. And sometimes I dealt with a...



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