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Posts Made By: MaineSub
Board: BusyBoard 08-02-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By MaineSub
Research...

At the risk of being a negative Nellie, I'll second those who've raised questions about child care licensing, liability insurance, etc. and that's not to mention what protocols you might need to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-02-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By MaineSub
Thanks, Renea!

There are plenty of distractions but I do try to keep my focus!
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-31-2020, 03:39 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By MaineSub
What do we teach how--my two cents

We've always had several challenges... many of which we (subs) share with regular teachers. One of them is the myriad and range of what we are required to teach. Add to that the reality that we...
Board: BusyBoard 07-14-2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By MaineSub
For what it's worth...

We have the good fortune of having an excellent personal attorney... who took the time to understand our concerns and wishes. Standard forms may seem better than nothing but they also may not... it's...
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-04-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By MaineSub
For sure and for certain...

Definitely agree... I avoid threads that have a political aspect and are "venting." I realize it it's place but I'm here for ideas and thoughts on how to be a better sub.
Board: BusyBoard 05-05-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By MaineSub
Love it!

How great that sounds... it is interesting that we're not hearing more about the impacts on PTA/Parent Organizations. We have a similar issue with fundraisers but since our group was mostly about...
Board: BusyBoard 05-01-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MaineSub
Don't give up!

I too live in a rural area with crappy cell service and feel your pain. Don't give up. It can be a long slow process (like uploading videos) but there are some things you can do... and some are...
Board: BusyBoard 05-01-2020, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By MaineSub
Very telling

Thanks for sharing these... reasons why we will eventually return to what we're used to... the "new normal" won't be THAT much different but there will be some changes in direction. I would also note...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-01-2020, 02:53 AM
Replies: 41
 
Posted By MaineSub
The more things change...

My crystal ball is quite cloudy... I think what we don't know far surpasses what we do know. I also believe the politicians (including state departments of education) are fairly inept when it comes...
Board: BusyBoard 04-18-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By MaineSub
Less polarity, please...

First, I will disclose that I am a substitute, not a full-time teacher. For many that will mean my opinion doesn't matter. I think--regardless of whether or not we agree on specific practices--we are...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-18-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By MaineSub
It's not that simple... Thanks, Dutchgirl

I think Dutchgirl's comment needs to be given a lot of attention--there's a tendency to oversimplify things. Most of the teachers I know are busting their butts, being creative and equally frustrated...
Board: BusyBoard 04-15-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By MaineSub
Discretion is often the better part of valor

Let me begin by saying that I too live in a very rural area... many of the kids know where I live. Last summer I heard a car go by with a pile of kids in it and one shouted out, "Hey, guys! That's...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-14-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By MaineSub
Governors = Politicians

Here in Maine, we're being told the same thing... I suppose it makes sense but I think it's called "hedging our bets." Personally, I don't want to take a bet on this one but I believe anything is...
Board: BusyBoard 04-13-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MaineSub
Not encouraging...

This is a problem that few are acknowledging--in rural areas, there is limited bandwidth. You can't simply take the classroom experience and put it online--in addition to the problem you're...
Board: BusyBoard 04-03-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By MaineSub
Good stuff!

Thanks so much for posting... I call articles like this "take a breath" articles because they help us remember what we're doing and where we're going!
Board: BusyBoard 03-30-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By MaineSub
Another factor...

This may not be specific to Zoom. Internet usage is soaring due to kids learning... adults working from home... and Facebook addicts who have nothing better to do. I'm finding that most of the...
Board: BusyBoard 03-30-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MaineSub
I'd agree with those who've suggested some...

I'd agree with those who've suggested some silence is not so bad... in counseling, I was taught to pause when a client "finished" talking because they'll often start again with something even more...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-30-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By MaineSub
It depends...

I believe this is a risk management issue and a personal decision (unless the decision is made for us by government order). I am classified high risk - not for catching it but for dying if I do. I...
Board: BusyBoard 03-24-2020, 02:30 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By MaineSub
Lots of variation...

Since this is managed at the state level... I'm certain there are lots of variations, even within the state. I'm in rural Maine and proud to share that my district (and those in this area) are:


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Board: BusyBoard 03-19-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MaineSub
One idea...

One suggestion I saw was to revive pen-paling and have the kids write letters to each other, a family member or maybe even the teacher. That might accomplish several things...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-12-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
 
Posted By MaineSub
That would be me! LOL I was at school this...

That would be me! LOL I was at school this morning (as a volunteer, not as a sub). Lots of kids were sniffing, sneezing, coughing--about the same as every year at this time. We're talking about (or...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-12-2020, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MaineSub
Yep... personally, I view calling the office (or...

Yep... personally, I view calling the office (or sending a kid there) as an admission of defeat, that, more often than not accomplishes little or nothing to improve the situation. In some cases, it...
Board: BusyBoard 03-12-2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MaineSub
Prudent and prepared...

"I will be neither paranoid nor placid. I will be prudent and prepared."

We have an abundance of opinions compared to facts. Stir in a little mass hysteria and... well, the stores run out of...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-12-2020, 02:27 AM
Replies: 42
 
Posted By MaineSub
One day at a time...

"I will be neither paranoid nor placid. I will be prudent and prepared."

We have an abundance of opinions compared to facts. Stir in a little mass hysteria and... well, the stores run out of...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-09-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By MaineSub
Never say "never?"

While I totally agree with not blaming teachers... I'm not sure I can say I have never had an issue with a teacher. LOL I will say, however, that I've found teachers in general to be a great...



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