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Posts Made By: SubMan
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-09-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SubMan
Substitute Teacher from The Black Lagoon?

Substitute Teacher from The Black Lagoon?
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-09-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By SubMan
One must have patience grasshopper for some of us...

One must have patience grasshopper for some of us have been doing this for years.
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-06-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By SubMan
I would agree and add that substitutes don't have...

I would agree and add that substitutes don't have access to the professional development (aka training) that teachers receive when a district rolls out a new curriculum. We are often left alone to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-02-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By SubMan
I work the problems beforehand and don't use my...

I work the problems beforehand and don't use my phone during class time.
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-31-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By SubMan
Usually this is me with the higher math classes....

Usually this is me with the higher math classes. I found an app called Photomath that takes a picture of a math problem and shows you a solution. Iíve also had students teach the class when in a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-29-2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By SubMan
Here would be mine. 1. Rude staff;...

Here would be mine.

1. Rude staff; secretaries, teachers, and/or principals.
2. Students who can't seem to behave, not talking one or two but most of the class.
3. Poor or missing lesson plans;...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-29-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By SubMan
This is why I say schools are resembling prisons....

This is why I say schools are resembling prisons. One school I go to you have to be "buzzed" through four doors to enter the school. Not one of four but all four doors. Two to get into the office and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-23-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By SubMan
Hitting students is never a good idea. You're the...

Hitting students is never a good idea. You're the adult in the room and expected to keep your cool. One possible explanation is that you felt threatened by the student and acted impulsively.
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-23-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By SubMan
Here's my thoughts 1. Left the room a mess. ...

Here's my thoughts

1. Left the room a mess.
2. Let the class get too noisy and had to yell to quiet them.
3. Was late (or early) to a special (art, gym, music, library)
4. Complained in the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-22-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By SubMan
Raises hand

I do!

It happens so much to me that I just figure that I'll have recess duty. Sometimes teachers will see a sub and tell the sub that they have their duty. I always ask "how is it possible for me...
Board: The VENT 10-19-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By SubMan
Iíve heard that one of the assistant principals...

Iíve heard that one of the assistant principals in a district where I sub is a ďsocial media consultantĒ and makes quite a bit of money doing it. Supposedly her plan is to make a pile of money and...
Board: The VENT 10-17-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 35
 
Posted By SubMan
Iím subbing in 6 districts. District 1 ...

Iím subbing in 6 districts.

District 1
Scary kids
Scary parents
Buck passing
Blame game
No support
Weird admin
Eh teachers (push in teachers are frequent no-shows if they see a sub)
Board: The VENT 10-17-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By SubMan
I have to do this at one school where I sub. I...

I have to do this at one school where I sub. I have done as others have done and provide fake keys because of the problems associated with providing my real keys.

At this school the secretaries...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-14-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By SubMan
Iím in six districts three are outsourced; two to...

Iím in six districts three are outsourced; two to one company and another to a second company. As others have stated you lose the state pension contributions.

In my case taxes were messed up with...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-11-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By SubMan
Sounds like the kindergarten lesson plans I had...

Sounds like the kindergarten lesson plans I had where the curriculum was Disney workbook pages all day; Disney princesses for the girls and Cars for the boys. I kept the lesson plans in my pocket the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-11-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By SubMan
Are you in Pennsylvania?

I had to retake the mandated reporter training 6 months after I took it because it was revised to include information about ďhuman trafficking and slavery.Ē This added content was about 15 minutes...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-28-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By SubMan
In some schools where I sub the adult restrooms...

In some schools where I sub the adult restrooms have been taken over by the special ed department for students. If you dare to use them you get a stern warning from the aide or teacher. They direct...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-26-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By SubMan
I agree, Earlier this week I was at a...

I agree,

Earlier this week I was at a "feeder school" for the co-located middle school and they love me there. I had applied for a LTS reading job at the feeder school and the principal commented...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-24-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By SubMan
Several years ago I was banned from a school, two...

Several years ago I was banned from a school, two schools actually, for something similar.

A couple weeks into the school year I had picked up an assignment for several days of Kindergarten...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-22-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By SubMan
One district where I sub has threatened subs with...

One district where I sub has threatened subs with removal from assignments if they find that we accepted sub jobs while on an assignment in their schools.

We are given a list of things we are not...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-22-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By SubMan
Long ago, when I first started subbing, I arrived...

Long ago, when I first started subbing, I arrived at an assignment :45 minutes early as I knew the teacher would be out for the week and had mentioned to me that she might not have time making copies...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-22-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By SubMan
One of your districts has switched to the new...

One of your districts has switched to the new Frontline Insights platform, it intragrates all of their products into one unified dashboard. Only one of my six districts has gone with it. I log in...
Board: The VENT 09-16-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SubMan
I've said to a couple of interview teams "you do...

I've said to a couple of interview teams "you do realize I'm the only one not being paid to be here" when it was obvious that I was there just to be a second or third interview or to get their...
Board: The VENT 09-16-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SubMan
Have you met the parents who think their child is...

Have you met the parents who think their child is going to be the next Bill Gates because the student plays Fortnite constantly?

Or the parents who think they have the next Joe Montana because...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-16-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SubMan
I should clarify that this was a middle school...

I should clarify that this was a middle school advanced placement test given to 6th graders to determine if they could handle the 7th or 8th grade math topics. I took the test along with the students...



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