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Posts Made By: MaineSub
Board: BusyBoard 10-24-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MaineSub
Options

I've had the opposite problem. I am a big Microsoft Office user... when I received documents created in Pages (an Apple program, the extension is .odt.) I used to have trouble opening them. However,...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-22-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By MaineSub
Sometimes we forget...

Just being in a room with people doesn't mean we're going to catch something... one of those other people would have to actually be infected. I don't think I'd have been too troubled about it,...
Board: BusyBoard 10-14-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By MaineSub
Expanding the index card idea...

I've seen a version of the index card idea used in live classrooms as a way to avoid disruption... the students each have a card "tent" that sits on their desks. It allows them to easily flip to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-14-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By MaineSub
One thought...

Well, maybe two. I'm a little confused by what you mean "self-contained." That typically applies to special ed?

Be that as it may, I'd suggest you do some poking around on different forums and...
Board: BusyBoard 10-12-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By MaineSub
My two cents...

FWIW, I think the "silent signal" is a reasonable solution... assuming you can notice it--that can be challenging if it's a large group and you're focused on teaching/delivery.

Asking the question...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-10-2020, 03:48 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MaineSub
My two cents...

We've not had any issues (cases) in my very rural district, but other districts have... However, I would be very hesitant to immediately assume "cause and effect." There are many ways one can "catch...
Board: BusyBoard 10-06-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MaineSub
No way--not on my watch!

One of the cardinal rules for substitutes is "Never leave your students unsupervised." Why on earth would we toss out that rule just because of technology!? This, it seems to me, is an example of...
Board: BusyBoard 10-06-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By MaineSub
As a sub...

This sounds very practical! I also teach adults and have had to switch over to some remote teaching so I know how difficult teaching remotely is... I'm sure many subs would be less than qualified to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-18-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By MaineSub
There have already been cases of parents...

There have already been cases of parents objecting to something a teacher did while teaching remotely. In one case, the parent recorded the teacher.

It's a brave new world. :D

But in some...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-18-2020, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By MaineSub
One thought...

I'm not a Google Classroom expert, so this is just an idea... I wonder if you could use two cameras? That's an option on many platforms. I hope to try it with Zoom.
Board: BusyBoard 09-06-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By MaineSub
Briefly, I should explain that I am an elementary...

Briefly, I should explain that I am an elementary sub, teach adults, and do some substitute teacher training in several districts. All generalizations are false, but mos of the subs I know are far...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-06-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By MaineSub
Black, white, gray.

In defense of the original poster, I have COPD and have a lot of difficulty wearing a mask, especially while talking or teaching. My pulse ox (oxygen saturation rate) consistently drops 2-4 points...
Board: BusyBoard 08-15-2020, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By MaineSub
It depends...

As a sub, I've seen several different approaches to this--somewhat different based on grade level. One that I really like in the "upper" grades (probably fourth and above) combines all the topics...
Board: BusyBoard 08-13-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MaineSub
A bit off...

This is a bit off in that my experience is in the private sector and, so far, working with adults. (I only sub at public school, elementary.) What I'm finding is that many see online as a panacea......
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-10-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By MaineSub
Ummm... it always has been... schools are to a...

Ummm... it always has been... schools are to a large extent germ factories and we can stir in the potential for injury. The unanswered question is (at least in my opinion) whether or not it's...
Board: BusyBoard 08-02-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By MaineSub
Research...

At the risk of being a negative Nellie, I'll second those who've raised questions about child care licensing, liability insurance, etc. and that's not to mention what protocols you might need to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-02-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By MaineSub
Thanks, Renea!

There are plenty of distractions but I do try to keep my focus!
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-31-2020, 03:39 AM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By MaineSub
What do we teach how--my two cents

We've always had several challenges... many of which we (subs) share with regular teachers. One of them is the myriad and range of what we are required to teach. Add to that the reality that we...
Board: BusyBoard 07-14-2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By MaineSub
For what it's worth...

We have the good fortune of having an excellent personal attorney... who took the time to understand our concerns and wishes. Standard forms may seem better than nothing but they also may not... it's...
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-04-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By MaineSub
For sure and for certain...

Definitely agree... I avoid threads that have a political aspect and are "venting." I realize it it's place but I'm here for ideas and thoughts on how to be a better sub.
Board: BusyBoard 05-05-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By MaineSub
Love it!

How great that sounds... it is interesting that we're not hearing more about the impacts on PTA/Parent Organizations. We have a similar issue with fundraisers but since our group was mostly about...
Board: BusyBoard 05-01-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MaineSub
Don't give up!

I too live in a rural area with crappy cell service and feel your pain. Don't give up. It can be a long slow process (like uploading videos) but there are some things you can do... and some are...
Board: BusyBoard 05-01-2020, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By MaineSub
Very telling

Thanks for sharing these... reasons why we will eventually return to what we're used to... the "new normal" won't be THAT much different but there will be some changes in direction. I would also note...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-01-2020, 02:53 AM
Replies: 41
 
Posted By MaineSub
The more things change...

My crystal ball is quite cloudy... I think what we don't know far surpasses what we do know. I also believe the politicians (including state departments of education) are fairly inept when it comes...
Board: BusyBoard 04-18-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By MaineSub
Less polarity, please...

First, I will disclose that I am a substitute, not a full-time teacher. For many that will mean my opinion doesn't matter. I think--regardless of whether or not we agree on specific practices--we are...



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