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Posts Made By: SubMan
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-26-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SubMan
I can always spot a first year teacher

I can always spot a first year teacher. Their intentions are good but they leave way too much information. Currently going through a one inch thick binder to pull out lesson plans and other essential...
Board: The VENT 02-24-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By SubMan
One school where I sub announces ďall subs to the...

One school where I sub announces ďall subs to the front to assist (with getting students off the bus or out of their cars).Ē Most of the subs and teachers donít come forth until 15 minutes later to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-24-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By SubMan
Just do the assignment

Iím middle school Social Studies today. The plan calls for students to read several pages, and create a map on a piece of brown craft paper so it looks like a map. Students are to use crayons and/or...
Board: The VENT 02-23-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SubMan
Several schools where I sub have new principals...

Several schools where I sub have new principals this year. One school in particular went from having a kindly grandma type principal to a show off loud mouth type.

My first interaction with him...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-22-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SubMan
I taught high school chorus classes once. No...

I taught high school chorus classes once. No lesson plans because the teacher didn’t expect to get a sub so why bother writing them. School calls teacher and she claims to have emailed plans. I’m to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-18-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SubMan
I agree that the resource room is toxic. I’m...

I agree that the resource room is toxic.

I’m going tomorrow to a school like what you describe. My experience with the school has been as follows. Guaranteed they are going to switch me when I get...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-18-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By SubMan
If multiple students are asking to use the...

If multiple students are asking to use the restroom at the same time it is a work avoidance tactic; people don’t suddenly have to use the restroom at the same time. What I notice, especially at the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-17-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By SubMan
On Valentine's day I was reading support at a...

On Valentine's day I was reading support at a school known for it's snob-ish teachers. Subs are so hard to come by for this school that the principal polled subs as to why we don't take jobs at the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-17-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By SubMan
I will correct papers if I have the time. If a...

I will correct papers if I have the time. If a school is short subs, other subs are the first to be assigned coverage. Frequently the only break I get is lunch, and sometimes not even that.

I...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-17-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SubMan
It is doubtful that they "screwed you over." You...

It is doubtful that they "screwed you over." You didn't pick an option so they defaulted you into the most common option.

Just like keeping up with the requirements for your credentials it is in...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-17-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By SubMan
With Aesop that info is available as soon as the...

With Aesop that info is available as soon as the sub accepts the job.
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-13-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SubMan
Easiest Job Ever

Gifted educated- easiest job ever. Just sit and be devilís advocate on their projects, mostly computer games but also a couple of web sites for parentís businesses.
Board: The VENT 02-11-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SubMan
I sub in six districts. All three of the “better...

I sub in six districts. All three of the “better districts” use technology very little in their classrooms. These three use technology to “keep up with the Jones’s” to say “yeah, we do that too.” ...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-11-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By SubMan
I teach with the door locked but propped open and...

I teach with the door locked but propped open and key to open on my badge. Been that way ever since the police department decided to do a lockdown drill as students were arriving. Iím not paid enough...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-08-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By SubMan
One of the reasons why I no longer sub at high...

One of the reasons why I no longer sub at high schools and most middle schools is the students are checked out, they think that they know it all. Iím just some old man that knows how to do math...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-06-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By SubMan
I kind of get where they are going with that, but...

I kind of get where they are going with that, but they could of been clearer.

We can't be on our phones and expect that the students won't be. High school and middle school students especially...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-04-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By SubMan
I avoid half days unless I need to do something...

I avoid half days unless I need to do something the other half day. Too many times I've been left with half a day's pay when I could of worked the whole day.

I've picked up two half days at the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-03-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By SubMan
I left feedback once and it bit me in the...

I left feedback once and it bit me in the backside.

I wrote that the lesson plans were hard to read (small font size) and that it would be helpful if I could logon to google classroom and see the...
Board: The VENT 01-31-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By SubMan
No, Wait! I don't understand...

A couple of months ago I had a class that had difficulty following the simplest of directions; write your name on the paper (at the top where there is a line labeled name) and use colored pencils to...
Board: The VENT 01-31-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By SubMan
This is what they have done in the district where...

This is what they have done in the district where I live and sub. They have three levels; maintenance - district based they fix things, custodian - building based they clear the snow from the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-29-2020, 04:11 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By SubMan
Thanks For Wasting Our Time!

I turned down a long term sub job, you know the drill - long term subbing at the daily rate; meetings, PD, parent calls, grades, and so on.

I turned it down because of the daily rate and the 50...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-29-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By SubMan
In districts where I sub teachers have begun...

In districts where I sub teachers have begun posting multi-day assignments as multiple single days so there is a greater chance of getting a sub for all days even if it is a different sub for each...
Board: The VENT 01-27-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By SubMan
One autistic student at school where I sub...

One autistic student at school where I sub frequently has a full time aide and nurse (two people) with him at all times during school. Student is diabetic as well as autistic.
Board: The VENT 01-26-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By SubMan
When I was a student teacher I had a sub re-do a...

When I was a student teacher I had a sub re-do a bulletin board that I had created. My coop was out for PD so I spent the day observing in other classrooms. Students told me she did it while she was...
Board: The VENT 01-23-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By SubMan
My previous district did this, right before I...

My previous district did this, right before I found out I was being furloughed the superintendent came through with five superintendents from neighboring districts. He did this with everyone that was...



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