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Posts Made By: Tapdancesub
Board: The VENT 12-05-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
 
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: 13
 
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: 10
 
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.
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-01-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
I remind myself that it’s only one day, open up a...

I remind myself that it’s only one day, open up a spiked sparkling water and let it go when I get home. I’ve been at this for too long to let a troublesome class ruin my day. I’ve learned that a...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-30-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Iím able to get away with coloring every 3 to 4...

Iím able to get away with coloring every 3 to 4 months. As long as Iím working Iíll color my hair. I do my own nails and wear virtually no make up so Iím pretty low maintenance.
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-27-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
No Guilt, no worry....

The ability to block days when I donít want to work is the only perk of this job. My husband is only able to take vacation time in October right now. Do I blocked the week and will be packing my...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-24-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
If they support their student, do their job and...

If they support their student, do their job and stay out of my way we will all have a great day.
Board: The VENT 09-23-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
I am just a sub, but I have been written up for...

I am just a sub, but I have been written up for my stern tone. I never yell, but I certainly donít take the sunshine and roses approach to poor behavior. I never stop praising / encouraging the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-21-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
I guess it depends...

Iíve been in my district for 12 years and most of my jobs are requests. The teachers with a few exceptions expect me to pick up where they left off the day prior. Iíve had days with no plans, and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-18-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
District wide elementary school offices open at...

District wide elementary school offices open at 7:30. Thatís when I arrive. I donít need/want the surprise of early yard duty at 7:50. Most assignments have a start time of 7:50. I need time to...
Board: The VENT 09-13-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
About the same here and it was 102 degrees.

About the same here and it was 102 degrees.
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-12-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Here retired subs get 140 per day, regular subs...

Here retired subs get 140 per day, regular subs 120. Sub paras get between $14.64 and $16.68 per hour depending on the assignment. If sub teachers take para jobs they are paid the para rates. I do...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-12-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Funny, Wednesday is a 1/2 day in my district, and...

Funny, Wednesday is a 1/2 day in my district, and subs are required to stay the whole day. I was left with a stack of grading like Iíve never seen in 12 years of doing this job. There was an exit...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-10-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
In my district anyway, they really frown on last...

In my district anyway, they really frown on last minute cancellations. I have many days blocked due to another job and obligations with my in-laws. My free days are usually filled with teacher...
Board: The VENT 09-10-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
In my district school counselor positions are ...

In my district school counselor positions are itinerant and usually .75 FTE.
You have to decide whether the extra time and expense are worth it for you.



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