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Posts Made By: mkesub
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-03-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mkesub
I know it can be hard to not feel hurt, but I...

I know it can be hard to not feel hurt, but I think you have your answers in what you wrote. They want you to be something you are not, something that you choose not to be. And rightfully so, in my...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-04-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By mkesub
In my state also, we are not entitled to any...

In my state also, we are not entitled to any breaks. I'm pretty sure I've always gotten at least a 25 minute lunch break. Usually there is another break somewhere during the day, but not always.
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-06-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mkesub
Same here in WI. I work in a lot of different...

Same here in WI. I work in a lot of different districts but for one agency. I can't imagine how it would even work. The agency would charge the district when we couldn't work and then try to find...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-30-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mkesub
I ended up with a snow day Monday, a cold day...

I ended up with a snow day Monday, a cold day today, and another tomorrow.
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-25-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mkesub
I live in that same part of the world. Luckily, I...

I live in that same part of the world. Luckily, I managed to work on Wednesday in one of the few districts that didn't have a snow day, and today in one of the few districts that didn't have a cold...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-17-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By mkesub
I've done that sort of assignment. I like it,...

I've done that sort of assignment. I like it, but I wouldn't want to do it every day.



I guess I just ALWAYS have a book with me, so I personally never feel a lack of purpose. A lot of...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-06-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By mkesub
Ugh -- I would think the only reason you need to...

Ugh -- I would think the only reason you need to give is that you have realized that you do not want to do long terms, that you want to do single day assignments. And it's the truth!


I have...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-06-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mkesub
You all have long Christmas breaks! I was back...

You all have long Christmas breaks! I was back at work on January 2nd. I was glad to be back since it means money, and because I do actually like my job.



Personally I always go away...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-21-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By mkesub
Last day is today, Friday the 21st. We go back on...

Last day is today, Friday the 21st. We go back on the 2nd.
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-18-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By mkesub
OneGreatSub I've done that same thing -- worn...

OneGreatSub
I've done that same thing -- worn mismatched shoes!
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-13-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mkesub
I'm with mooba1. I'll work every day next week. I...

I'm with mooba1. I'll work every day next week. I like the days right before break, and I need the money because I'll have the next week off.

But I can see why somebody wouldn't want to. Stay...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-10-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By mkesub
Oops!

1) I may have told this story before. The kids were doing group work. I'm thinking they were like 3rd - 4th grades. Some were a bit chatty, so I was saying "Shhh...". And then a few too many were...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-01-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By mkesub
I've never gotten paid extra for extra students,...

I've never gotten paid extra for extra students, or for covering a class during my prep, as a sub or when I was a regular teacher.



As a sub I don't worry about covering classes during my...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-01-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By mkesub
ElemEd - First of all, this incident...

ElemEd -



First of all, this incident did not happen to anyone on this board. The original poster read about on Yahoo.


Secondly - Of course this particular sub was using "proximity...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-25-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mkesub
Enjoy your day off!...

Enjoy your day off! <!--paperflakes--><!--paperflake2--><!--paperflake1--><!--paperflake4-->
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-25-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mkesub
Looks like it will juuust miss us here in...

Looks like it will juuust miss us here in Milwaukee... But just south of us will be getting walloped.

I remember a few winters ago having a job in the only district anywhere around that didn't...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-20-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By mkesub
I did the second day of a 2 day assignment...

I did the second day of a 2 day assignment recently. I read the note from the previous day's sub. This was high school. She had said that the first classes were all fine but the last two - sophomore...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-11-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mkesub
Love it

I love when it happens. And since I sub at a LOT of schools, and taught for many years at one of the biggest schools around, it happens a lot! I especially love if I am subbing at one school and a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-10-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By mkesub
Wow

Last week the advice columnist Carolyn Hax said "Choose not to take things personally and watch most problems go away."


We're talking about a teacher in the privacy of his or her own classroom...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-09-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mkesub
Ugh! Not fun. I'd suggest take a deep...

Ugh! Not fun.

I'd suggest take a deep breath and remember these things: You made a simple human mistake. Nobody was hurt. You did all you could do about it (asked for advice and sent an apology...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-09-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By mkesub
Lol - definitely take it as a compliment! ...

Lol - definitely take it as a compliment!

The other day a kindergartener told me that she really liked how my hair was a different color in the middle. She was talking about how my gray roots were...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-09-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By mkesub
And, like lakeside said, a great way to get to...

And, like lakeside said, a great way to get to know the kids. I like float assignments, but I wouldn't want to do them every day. I do them maybe once a month.
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-09-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By mkesub
When I had my own classroom, there were times...

When I had my own classroom, there were times when life was SO busy that I had to cut any tasks in any way that I could. I would have very quickly skimmed a note like that to see if there was...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-08-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mkesub
I do the "if you're absent raise your hand" thing...

I do the "if you're absent raise your hand" thing too. .
We have a lot of Spanish speaking students so sometimes I will ask someone if they would please tell me how to say "no" in Spanish. When they...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-08-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By mkesub
Honestly, I pretty often write only a few...

Honestly, I pretty often write only a few sentences. Sometimes I don't list absent students because we submit attendance online so they can easily look it up. My go-to note might say: Everything went...



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