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Posts Made By: TxFlower
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-10-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By TxFlower
I never take attendance first. I always get them...

I never take attendance first. I always get them working first. The only time that won't work is if you are doing only lecture, no warm-up, etc while the attendance is due in the office after 10...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-07-2011, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By TxFlower
You are right. It works MUCH better when the...

You are right. It works MUCH better when the teacher has it in place full time. In the one district, all the classes do the corner thing (there are various ways of getting in line but all are...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-23-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By TxFlower
What *I* did was made EVERY student stand up,...

What *I* did was made EVERY student stand up, with their stuff and stand against the white board. I then told them where to sit. And I told them there would not be one tiny sound from any of them. ...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-23-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By TxFlower
I can't imagine not knowing that ahead of time or...

I can't imagine not knowing that ahead of time or having the student moved to a teacher he was accustomed to.

I have a foster son who can't be more than several feet away from us at any time...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-01-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By TxFlower
I just want to back up something rhubarb said. ...

I just want to back up something rhubarb said.

Strict is a GOOD thing. You could be too loud, too harsh, too rude, too ugly, too inconsistent, too mean, too punitive, etc, but strict is simply...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-30-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By TxFlower
BTW, as a sub, I think our situation is so...

BTW, as a sub, I think our situation is so severely different, that in most classrooms, we must choose a heavier hand. Though I've had ideal classes, many were great only because I had firm rules.
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-30-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By TxFlower
I think it all depends. There are some...

I think it all depends.

There are some classes who could handle that degree of freedom while others most certainly can't. A lot depends on the age and general discipline of the children. It...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-29-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By TxFlower
I think everyone probably has *their* niche. ...

I think everyone probably has *their* niche. Except for senioritis seniors, I am pretty comfy at any level. I have a natural way about me that is pretty fun, but I'm strict. The combination serves...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-19-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By TxFlower
I agree with Stella. You just are unable to...

I agree with Stella. You just are unable to control random people in the hall or on the street. The only person YOU can control is YOURSELF. You control your thoughts, your feelings, and how you...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-18-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By TxFlower
LOL. Last May, we started traveling so I let the...

LOL. Last May, we started traveling so I let the secretaries in the one district know I was in Virginia so unable to sub in Texas.

I *still* get calls though only on days principals and vps are...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-15-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By TxFlower
I almost completely and totally agree with...

I almost completely and totally agree with Woolie.

I feel there is a comfortable line where you are strict enough to have basic control, keep it "to a dull roar," and get something done but where...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-15-2011, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By TxFlower
I "play a game" with the kids first thing so I...

I "play a game" with the kids first thing so I can learn their names. They love me trying. Even when they have names on their desks, they'll cover it to trip me up.

I've gotten really really...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-09-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By TxFlower
4th grade is probably THE easiest grade level...

4th grade is probably THE easiest grade level ever. Though 3rd might have it beat or be a real close second. You'll do great. I never had any sort of discipline issues with those grade levels. ...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-08-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By TxFlower
Just go in and be professional. But really, high...

Just go in and be professional. But really, high school is NICE. :) Follow the lesson plan, ask them to keep the noise to a dull roar, and enjoy them as PEOPLE.

Honestly, I was a bit scared of...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-04-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By TxFlower
Scenario A: Honestly? I would guess that...

Scenario A:

Honestly? I would guess that they probably thought you would fuss at them for talking about something other than their assignment, laughing out loud, etc. I would simply have given...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-17-2010, 03:47 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By TxFlower
I worry. Now, I have to say that the PE...

I worry.

Now, I have to say that the PE classes I've seen (thankfully have not worked!) have been EXTRA energetic. And the kids I've had come out sweaty and out of breath. All that exercise is...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-17-2010, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By TxFlower
Hope you have a wonderful day today. Sometimes...

Hope you have a wonderful day today. Sometimes the best days can come after the worst, especially in middle school, it seems.
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-13-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By TxFlower
In the one district I worked for, teachers were...

In the one district I worked for, teachers were encouraged to give feedback. I would guess that 1 in 8 placements resulted in it though.

In the other district, no feedback is available as far as...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-12-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By TxFlower
Well, I've not been a parapro sub. Once when I...

Well, I've not been a parapro sub. Once when I subbed ELL, I had one; but that isn't much to go off of. In the afternoon, I traveled with the kids much like a parapro, but the teacher had told me...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-09-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By TxFlower
Well, subbing didn't work out very well in this...

Well, subbing didn't work out very well in this tiny town in the mountains of southwest VA. They pretty much had the subs they needed here before I got here.

However, my hubby got called back to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-09-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By TxFlower
:::cut out the rest of that as it could have...

:::cut out the rest of that as it could have sounded harsh online::::

No, I would not email a teacher with that sort of information or asking questions. I trust a professional teacher to leave...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-07-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By TxFlower
I don't like being bored. I'm glad my first sub...

I don't like being bored. I'm glad my first sub job was with a ST. Past that, I'm not interested job wise.
Board: BusyBoard 11-04-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By TxFlower
Jmo

It's the kids if they were naughty, there were specific issues, etc.

It's the sub if they are "totally out of control" and there are safety issues (1st graders wandering?!?!?!).

That isn't...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-02-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By TxFlower
From subbing and reading this board, I've come...

From subbing and reading this board, I've come across (and come up with) several ideas so that it won't be my class very often. Of course, sometimes things are just out of our control.

I'm sure...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-29-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By TxFlower
There is a balance. I am very positive and I...

There is a balance.

I am very positive and I can remain friendly. I am respectful and respectable. I am also very strict because I believe EVERYONE is happier when the boundaries are clear and...



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