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Posts Made By: broad
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-27-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By broad
different day

Tell the students that since you are a "different" person from their regular teacher - Today will be a Different Day.

When they start telling you - oh no we don't do it like that - you can remind...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-06-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By broad
Keep subbing

Keep subbing and look for long term like a maternity leave. Get to know the school and teachers. Make a good impression and I'm sure you will get a job.

I agree with the other comments about...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-06-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By broad
Sitting out

I see this too when I sub. I'm retired and I never did this as a teacher. I really know that kids needs to run around and go crazy. They need the release and the exercise. They also need to PLAY...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-02-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Posted By broad
Thanks FasDancin

Good information, thank you.

I need to lose 20 pounds to be at the right BMI and your input on Acid Reflux has got me thinking.

I had a bout of diverticulitis last month, going to...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-02-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 21
Posted By broad
Acid reflux

Fasdancin I never heard of this before. I take medication for acid reflux and would love to get off it. I'm about 20 pounds over my ideal weight - could losing this make a difference. If so this...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-02-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22
Posted By broad
Love it!

I just got a Fitbit on Monday and am enjoying seeing my progress. I resist exercise! I know how important it is for me as I age and I am trying to lose weight - at least 10 pounds. I am also...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-30-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By broad

I just bought a Fitbit. It's very motivating. I walked more than 10,000 steps today and love seeing the tracking.

I'm back on my lose weight eating plan. Need to lose at least 10 to 12 pounds. ...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-30-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By broad
Love organizing!

We downsized to a smallish townhouse so not much space. I donated so much of my K/1 materials but still have books I can't seem to let go of. My grandkids don't seem interested in them! I have a...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-30-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By broad
Miss the kids!

I sub at my old school and love seeing the staff and kids. I feel like a celebrity too, everyone says hello and asks me how I'm doing. The kids smile and say hi, especially the ones in the classes...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-26-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By broad
Are you willing?

The message to myself today is:

Are you willing to do whatever it takes?

I've have had to watch my weight most of my life (now 68) and recently have tried to lose the weight I have gained...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-08-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By broad

Move around the room - don't stand at desk.

Lean in - check work students are doing.

Get involved in the lesson and be enthusiastic.
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-04-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 30
Posted By broad
feeling guilty

Submamma I'm feeling guilty about the Starbucks and wish I could send you a gift card. You are working so hard for your family and with such a pittance for pay. I wish Teachers were appreciated and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-02-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Posted By broad
Sub pay

$80 per day for fully certificated, experienced teacher.

I only sub to teach and have fun with the kids - it pays for my Starbucks habit and new clothes I find that I like!

South Florida,...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-01-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By broad
Like button!

I wish Proteacher had a like button like FB. I read posts and often like some especially!
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-20-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By broad

I just saw your post about Kelly before posting my just now. I'd be interested in hearing more about your experiences. Thanks
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-20-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By broad
Kelly Services!

The school district of Hillsborough County in Tampa, Florida has turned over the substitute management to Kelly Employment Services. Has anyone ever heard of something like this? I'm retired and...
Board: First Grade 08-02-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Posted By broad
Name tags

How about buy the cheap ones at Dollar Store - kids keep them in small tray on desk with pencil and crayons. When the name tag is tattered just replace it. Get the kind that fit in those little...
Board: Retired Teachers 05-30-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By broad
Joys of travelling!

We just arrived home (in Tampa) from a 32 day car trip to California where we lived 20 years in the 80s' and 90's! What a beautiful country we live in! I grew up in England but have lived here now...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-14-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By broad

Keep going on the weight loss - it's so hard. I am a lifetime struggler with weight. I recently went up to my highest for me and saw myself as a fat, frumpy old 67. I don't like it.

I returned...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-14-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By broad
thanks for the responses

Thank you all for the ideas. I like all of them.

Forgot to mention that we lived in Orange County, California for 20 years so more interested in the other places on the way. I love Thrift Stores...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-09-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By broad
Favorite things

Being free to do whatever I feel like
Having no job stress especially on Sunday evenings
Time to keep up with daily chores, etc. without feeling rushed and behind.
Subbing if I feel like...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-09-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By broad
Sights must see

We are planning a drive from Tampa to Los Angeles in our RV.

What interesting places do you all recommend? There is so much I have not seen in the US.

Thanks everyone.
Board: Second Grade 01-09-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By broad
Other words instead of....

Does anyone have a list of alternative words for


Board: Retired Teachers 01-04-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By broad
Teachers are special

I think teachers are a special breed. Once retired they need several years to decompress and recharge their emotional, physical, etc. batteries! During all the years of the relentless days of early...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-30-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By broad
Love the owl story

Thanks for the beautiful Owl collection story! And for your response LuBelle. Hope we hear some more!

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