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Posts Made By: Shadygap
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-06-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 35
 
Posted By Shadygap
Subs can only HS diplomas?????? Not in PA!!!

What states allow substitute teachers only to have high school diplomas??
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-06-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Shadygap
More pay for long term jobs?

What do you get paid for long term job? If you are a certified teacher?
I read the thread about the day to day sub pay. Here in PA most subs are certified teachers. The only ones that aren't are...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-25-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Shadygap
Aesop

What are your thoughts on Aesop? I am getting more work in the district I live in than the one I retired from next door. Very few teachers in the district in the district I live in use the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-06-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Shadygap
Retiree just starting to sub

I just retired at Christmas and have decided to sub a couple of days a week. I'm going to do the district I retired in and the district I live in which is next door to the one I worked in. I'm only...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-06-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Shadygap
Making a happy ending for yourself

It did not come easy for me. I was very sad and depressed and stressed for quite some time. I had to get some medication, take a sabbatical and find the the right counselor. I kept hoping that a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-05-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Shadygap
Low Sub Pay

In our rural southcentral PA area most schools only pay $85 a day. I just retired and have started subbing. In 1982 when I first got out if college and had to sub for 2 years before getting a full...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-03-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Shadygap
My subbing story, part of my retirement and whole story

I had posted earlier that I had retired at Christmas.

I tried subbing last month. I did two days in the district I live in which is next door to the district I retired from. One day elementary...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-29-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Shadygap
Newly Retired

I retired at the Christmas break. December 23rd was my last day of work. In fact my official retirement date is December 31st. So after almost 33 years I've crossed over to the golden land! I...
Board: The VENT 09-03-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Shadygap
Sweltering in PA

It is stifling hot in PA this week. My room was 87 on Monday and over 90 these last 3 days. The thermostat only reads to 90 and it was a hair above it. Today was the worst because the heat keeps...
Board: Intervention & Title I Services 02-06-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Shadygap
Miss having my own kids and older kids

The year before last I was transferred from teaching 7th math to Title I Reading K-5. Not my choice at all. I had done Title (1st to 6th) when I started teaching many many years ago. This year is my...
Board: The VENT 02-05-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Shadygap
Update on me!

I am on a sabbatical and it has helped immensely. However I never made it to the end of the first semester. On November 3rd, I was passing blood from internal bleeding from diverticulosis so badly I...
Board: The VENT 10-14-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Shadygap
You have to suffer depression to get it.

i know I sound melodramatic. However,last Thursday, I had panic attacks before I went to school and had a terrible morning. I smiled all the way through the first grade class while every inch of my...
Board: The VENT 10-02-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Shadygap
How did you cope going middle to elementary?

I was transferred from the middle school where I absolutely loved to the elementary school where I teach (k-5) reading. I hate it. Ideas hospitalized last year for depression. I'm in the middle of...
Board: The VENT 09-21-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Shadygap
Stay the course!

You know what those students need. Structure! They are getting less and less of it at home. There are getting to be more as someone said. But we have to provide more of it at school now. Stay...
Board: The VENT 09-21-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Shadygap
Well I'm embracing it as much as I can. I love...

Well I'm embracing it as much as I can. I love the little ones individually. I do not like teaching that level. As someone said before all teachers are not made to teach all levels. They have...
Board: The VENT 09-21-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Shadygap
No other districts are going to hire someone with...

No other districts are going to hire someone with over 30 years. I'm trying to hang on. I'm telling myself one more year after this. It makes a HUGE difference for the rest of my life whether I...
Board: The VENT 09-20-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Shadygap
After a year, I still hate where I've moved to!

Sorry I have to vent but it's only been a month of a school but wearing the face of it's better this year is already wearing thin.

Last year I moved to elementary Title I reading (K-5) after...
Board: Intervention & Title I Services 09-07-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Shadygap
Lli

I use LLI, but never heard of a Superkids.
Board: Intervention & Title I Services 09-07-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Shadygap
Just starting it

I am just starting it with 2 small groups. I know they really only say 2 students at a time but I have a group of 2 and a group of 3 and I am meeting with each every other day for 40 minutes. This...
Board: Intervention & Title I Services 09-07-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Shadygap
Feel that way myself

I hate to say but I was a 7th grade math teacher for 20 years and I loved it. I love middle school students. Then last year I got moved , along with the other massive moves in my district to...
Board: Intervention & Title I Services 09-07-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Shadygap
All the paperwork

I was a regular classroom teacher for 20 years in 7th grade and moved to a Title I position last year. There is soooooo much more paperwork and filing to do. I have to be part of a team that gives...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-18-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Shadygap
Moved from Middle School to Elementary

I was moved from 19 years as a 7th grade math teacher to a reading specialist position in an elementary for students K -5. Maybe it was because I loved my job and had no choice in it but it has been...



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