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Posts Made By: Subtastic
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-15-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Subtastic
Even when I did a long-term position, I felt...

Even when I did a long-term position, I felt isolated. My department head was very helpful and welcoming, but the teachers on either side of me never came in to introduce themselves. One did come in...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-06-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Subtastic
It's better to work the morning am. Sometimes...

It's better to work the morning am. Sometimes they'll ask you to fill in for the rest of the day if someone gets sick and has to leave. On two occasions when I took a PM half day, they called to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-06-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Subtastic
They don't always inform you. I had to call the...

They don't always inform you. I had to call the HR Dept, and that was how I found out I was banned from a particular school.
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-23-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Subtastic
Unintended consequences of new law

https://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/education/article239490703.html

Washington state law says anyone, including substitute teachers, can get health insurance if he/she works more than 630...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-01-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Subtastic
And you probably won't have to go through 3 or 4...

And you probably won't have to go through 3 or 4 interviews just to get the job.
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-25-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Subtastic
The noise level is usually off the charts in the...

The noise level is usually off the charts in the caf, so if some kids are calling my name I can't hear them. :)
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-18-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Subtastic
YES. I took an assignment that said English. When...

YES. I took an assignment that said English. When I got there, I found this teacher now teaches math. It was 5th grade Math, so I could handle it until the last class, who didn't want to do any work.
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-06-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Subtastic
I think you should be super strict off the bat....

I think you should be super strict off the bat. Even letting kids "get a drink" or sit with a friend sends a message that anything goes.
Could you have called security first before involving the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-23-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Subtastic
He told me talked to another lawyer yesterday,...

He told me talked to another lawyer yesterday, and the lawyer advised him if he sued over the "unfair dismissal" things could get really ugly. The district could bring up other instances where he was...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-22-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Subtastic
Sue district or not ?

A substitute that has become a friend was recently dismissed by the district he worked in.
He was a floating sub, meaning he got work every day, working in different schools and different grades....
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-19-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Subtastic
I did see "American Factory," and we don't want...

I did see "American Factory," and we don't want to go the other extreme in China - total subservience.
Students should speak up, just not speak their minds all the time. :p

Generally, I wait till...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-15-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Subtastic
The only advice I give is when I'm in a class...

The only advice I give is when I'm in a class with a student teacher. Just to keep it safe, I keep it professional;tips like don't talk over them. I don't disparage the school, or teachers in...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-28-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By Subtastic
No key to staff bathroom. Having to use the boys'...

No key to staff bathroom. Having to use the boys' br out of desperation and being really uncomfortable in there.
Being made to cover all 3 noisy lunch periods - yes, that's happened.
Crappy lesson...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-25-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Subtastic
You are always going to have "those classes" from...

You are always going to have "those classes" from time to time. I had one on Tuesday. As soon at the teacher left for the IEP meeting some were up out of their seats and two boys started doing chest...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-12-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Subtastic
I know when my home district switched to ESS, we...

I know when my home district switched to ESS, we had to go to an orientation, and they checked to see if your clearances and TB were up to date.

You can kiss your state pension benefits goodbye,...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-05-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Subtastic
I only do long-term ESL - much smaller classes...

I only do long-term ESL - much smaller classes and easy to follow curriculum. To date, no one has cared if I've amended it and chosen my own books. Admin doesn't bother you because it's not a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-26-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Subtastic
I had a high school class like that last year....

I had a high school class like that last year. But I gave them a chance to get quiet and stop with the sarcastic comments. Why didn't you stop the video, give them a warning about the talking, then...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-26-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Subtastic
Well, one told me Monday she was made full time...

Well, one told me Monday she was made full time permanent and earns $22 per hour "for basically babysitting." (Her words.)
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-11-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Subtastic
Wear a belt. I gained some weight last winter and...

Wear a belt. I gained some weight last winter and my button came off my pants when I sat down. Luckily I had a belt on, or it would have been kind of embarrassing standing in front of the class.
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-04-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Subtastic
Some districts will require twice a month; others...

Some districts will require twice a month; others nothing. ESS, the staffing company , fired me because I had not taken an assignment in six months. I got an automated warning, then found myself...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-01-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Subtastic
You need to be able to post documents on the...

You need to be able to post documents on the interactive white board, so a cell would be too small. A tablet might work, however. Or try your local library if push comes to shove. It is good money!
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-21-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 35
 
Posted By Subtastic
Having state certification just means you took a...

Having state certification just means you took a couple of extra education. courses. Having a degree in my subject area - English - is sufficient for me, and it's not like the classroom material is...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-21-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Subtastic
i do writing and test prep. The learning centers...

i do writing and test prep. The learning centers pay okay, but I'm making much better money through Wyzant - 45 an hour. Most of my students are online now - and the time difference means I can tutor...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-11-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By Subtastic
High school can seem dispiriting and intimidating...

High school can seem dispiriting and intimidating at times. Just remember, you will have bad days where it seems every class is noisy, you feel like a warm body, nothing seems to go right, but better...
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-11-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Subtastic
Subs too need a break. I got a job at a golf...

Subs too need a break. I got a job at a golf club. Works out because they only needed workers until the beginning of October. If you like being outside, I would try this



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