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Posts Made By: Tapdancesub
Board: The VENT 01-22-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
At least you get paid. I am a sub who has had...

At least you get paid. I am a sub who has had that happen many times, plus 2 yard duties. The teacher I’m covering and the teacher who had no sub. The regular teacher who got the other 1/2 of the...
Board: The VENT 01-15-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Iíve lost count of how many times I have said...

Iíve lost count of how many times I have said ďplease look at me when Iím speaking to you,Ē in the last 12 years.
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-12-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
My standard reply for aids and teachers who feel...

My standard reply for aids and teachers who feel they need to butt in, ďweíre good thanksĒ Iíve used it on parents and a principal or 2 also.
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-10-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
So true....the sweet first and second graders...

So true....the sweet first and second graders just make my day. I have been covering a specials teacher for the past 6 weeks 3 days a week. This is a job that would otherwise go unfilled and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-06-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
I donít tough it out for any school anymore. If...

I donít tough it out for any school anymore. If Iím sick, Iím sick. I donít get sick too often, but if Iím not feeling well I stay home and rest. No one cares, it doesnít matter how many scrapes Iíve...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-06-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Tomorrow is our first day back. I have a class...

Tomorrow is our first day back. I have a class that is difficult even on a good day. Not sure what I was thinking. Just get through the day.
Board: The VENT 01-05-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
For me I guess itís a balance. I cook meals and...

For me I guess itís a balance. I cook meals and deliver them to my in-laws weekly. Itís a 3 hour round trip. Iíve been told they are taking advantage, and in reality they are. I am a sub so I work 4...
Board: The VENT 12-27-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
I just survived 2 days at my in-laws. My husband...

I just survived 2 days at my in-laws. My husband and 2 adult kids ( bless them) helped with the cooking, cleaning and take down of the decorations. Which DH and I also had to put up a few weeks ago....
Board: The VENT 12-17-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
I love roving sub jobs! If thereís down time I...

I love roving sub jobs! If thereís down time I ask the office which teachers might need help. The day actually goes pretty fast, only downside for me is having to eat in the staff lounge. I prefer...
Board: The VENT 12-16-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
The perfect gift, a pack of dollar store flash...

The perfect gift, a pack of dollar store flash cards. Oh wait someone has to drill them :D never mind :D
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-15-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
You did the right thing. I guess Iím lucky...

You did the right thing. I guess Iím lucky because I work in a district that trusts us with keys. All I ask is the tools to do my job. If they wanted/needed the key back they could have called and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-09-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
My personal solution would be to eat at a normal...

My personal solution would be to eat at a normal lunch hour during instruction. I have a medical need that necessitates I eat at regular intervals. If that doesn’t work for admin, bye bye.
Board: The VENT 12-05-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Seriously nothing will change until parents...

Seriously nothing will change until parents complain. You need parent helpers in your room on a regular basis. Until admin hear it from angry parents nothing will change. You need a few on your side...
Board: The VENT 12-04-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
I am doing a long-term sub position for a...

I am doing a long-term sub position for a specials teacher right now. Teachers with good classroom management have classes that are engaged and well behaved and vice versa. There are a few frequent...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-04-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
My district is similar, but most push in students...

My district is similar, but most push in students have aids, so I just continue on as normal. Teachers leave me real lessons to teach not just review/filler.
Board: The VENT 11-26-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Thank you Tori...

Let me add this ďthe sub for X grade cancelled, didnít show up, no one took the job.Ē So guess what, you get to take 1/2 of X grade and cram them into your classroom where there isnít enough...
Board: The VENT 11-19-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Make an announcement that you can track the air...

Make an announcement that you can track the air pods with an app. Leave them on my desk, no questions asked. A few years ago I had a student whoís phone was stolen by another student during class. I...
Board: The VENT 11-19-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Perhaps when parents of the rest of the students...

Perhaps when parents of the rest of the students start complaining to the principal things will change. Thatís usually what it takes. This whole new world of no consequences is so harmful.
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-19-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
I keep a hard copy calendar and at the end of the...

I keep a hard copy calendar and at the end of the pay period I copy my timesheet before I turn it in. Iíve had them miss a sick day here and there, but it is corrected in real time.
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-16-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
After 12 years, I donít even eat in the teachers...

After 12 years, I donít even eat in the teachers lounge anymore. I cover my class, greet others pleasantly and mind my own business. I barely even talk to the student teacher I am working with. I...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-14-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Most classrooms have plenty of read aloud books....

Most classrooms have plenty of read aloud books. I never bring anything to schools but a pen, pencil, my lunch, car keys and phone. I can grab something from the library or neighbor teacher if needed.
Board: The VENT 11-06-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Never feel guilty for taking care of yourself.

Never feel guilty for taking care of yourself.
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-22-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Happens to me all the time! One day I ended up...

Happens to me all the time! One day I ended up being told I had morning and afternoon recess duty. I call it duty dumping. Subs are not supposed to be given bus duty, but Iíve had that dumped on me...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-11-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
There is a middle school in my district the has a...

There is a middle school in my district the has a number of teachers who operate pretty much the same way. In addition to what you described, copies would have to be made before classes began for the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-09-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
We are required to do blood born pathogen every...

We are required to do blood born pathogen every year. Mandated reporter ever other year.



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