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Posts Made By: OneGreatSub
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-08-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
I have never been injured while working as a sub,...

I have never been injured while working as a sub, but, knowing the district I work in, I suspect the powers that be would go to great lengths to prevent me or dissuade me from filing a claim or...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-05-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
Do you enjoy subbing in kindergarten? I avoid it...

Do you enjoy subbing in kindergarten? I avoid it like the plague but have a friend who loves it. Assuming you like the little ones, I'd find out for sure in advance whether or not you have to "do it...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-02-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
I only sub in the small district closest to my...

I only sub in the small district closest to my home. My first priority is caring for my elderly mother. My biggest beef regarding subbing is the complete lack of respect shown subs by district...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-19-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
I sub exclusively in a "blue ribbon" suburban...

I sub exclusively in a "blue ribbon" suburban district. Even though the pay sucks, the schools are generally safe and most of the kids are reasonably well behaved, so the district does manage to fill...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-19-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
Unfortunately,in cases like this, districts tend...

Unfortunately,in cases like this, districts tend to circle the wagons, and you probably would not get too far with the head of HR.

A substitute teacher's perception of his or her value to the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-07-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
The K teacher who refused you a quick bathroom...

The K teacher who refused you a quick bathroom break must have been pretty young. Someday she'll understand that for many older people the urge to go is non negotiable. I would have said, "Sorry to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-07-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
The administrators absolutely need

to know what's going on. When a class is getting out of hand because the kids have no respect for a sub, someone with real authority needs to step up and issue a warning that has some teeth. Middle...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-07-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
If you want to work with kids in a school

setting, look for an aide (para) position. It may not pay great, but it's steady work and you will be at least helping with teaching as opposed to haphazardly babysitting, which is a lot of what...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-07-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
Is there some way to find

out in advance if an assignment will be left? If so, you have no choice. You have to cajole those who are willing to do it into at least trying.

If you are left entirely high and dry, you can try...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-07-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
Earlier this year I took

a half day elementary aide position that lasted three weeks. The first day I was handed a schedule that included no breaks at all between 8:15 and 12:00. I complained and was basically told "tough,"...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-01-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
The district was already outsourcing the hiring...

The district was already outsourcing the hiring of subs, aides, and administrative assistants, so apparently Kelly offered them a better deal. Yes, the fees are outrageous, and the district honchos...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-27-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
I believe some teachers look upon subs as...

I believe some teachers look upon subs as babysitters and deliberately leave nothing substantive. I generally go with whatever the teacher has left. If the kids are getting antsy and it's not working...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-23-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
The district I work for never hires the subs who...

The district I work for never hires the subs who slave for the district, short or longterm, into fulltime positions. Just doesn't happen. If you want a fulltime job, it pays to be related to somebody...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-23-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
In my district they're called rovers. I hate...

In my district they're called rovers. I hate rover jobs, because I generally will only sub 3-8, and, as a rover, I too often have been stuck in K or put to use as an aide for a preschooler. Yes, the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-23-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
After 11 subbing years, I'm still

not entirely comfortable with my lowly place in the pecking order. Schools are like small towns. The office staff are the city council. They run the show. Subs are guests in the town. Some small...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-09-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
I'd approach the office manager

and inquire whether payroll has been in contact regarding that day for which you have yet to be paid. If not, I would request that the manager call payroll without delay to confirm that you did, in...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-18-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
I have twice shown up at the wrong school and...

I have twice shown up at the wrong school and been tardy getting to the right one. This was before AESOP when I would jot down assignments on whatever paper was handy and then promptly misplace it...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-17-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
Yes, too much time is spent in class on these...

Yes, too much time is spent in class on these devices. Computer class has been replaced by all chomebooks all the time. I've been in plenty of classes in which students are allowed to use chromebooks...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-17-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
My perception of myself on the job is

nothing like the school administration's or students' perception of me. To kids I'm "just a sub" who'll be gone tomorrow and, therefore, an easy mark. To the administration, I'm a warm body with no...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-09-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
I lost out on 3 days of sick pay

last year when I was forced to cancel a 3 day job due to my mother's hospitalization. The illness of a family member for whom you provide care is covered under the law as well. When I called the sub...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-07-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
I don't look my age either.

I think the baby boomer generation is redefining what it means to be "old." I'm 66 and can honestly say I don't feel any older than when I was 40 and giving birth to my one and only child. Heck, I'm...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-01-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
By mandatory training, I am referring

to any emoloyment-related training that an employee is required to take after being hired. This fall I was required to take mandatory sexual harassment training which involved watchng 3 hours worth...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-01-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
I like 6th graders at the beginning of

the school year because they are new to middle school and intimidated by the multiple teachers they have and the "big" 7th and 8th graders. By the end of the year, they are comfortable in school and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-01-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
At the risk of sounding hopelessly

old and out of it, I'd say that too many kids today are a different breed than those I grew up with because no one disciplines them -- not parents, not teachers, not anyone. We had some respect for...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-01-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By OneGreatSub
The law is clear.

Sometimes I think the powers that be go out of their way to misinterpret or ignore laws when it benefits them. The sick pay law is well written. I suspect they chose not to interpret it correctly and...



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