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Posts Made By: Tapdancesub
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-11-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
There is a middle school in my district the has a...

There is a middle school in my district the has a number of teachers who operate pretty much the same way. In addition to what you described, copies would have to be made before classes began for the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-09-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
We are required to do blood born pathogen every...

We are required to do blood born pathogen every year. Mandated reporter ever other year.
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-01-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
I remind myself that it’s only one day, open up a...

I remind myself that it’s only one day, open up a spiked sparkling water and let it go when I get home. I’ve been at this for too long to let a troublesome class ruin my day. I’ve learned that a...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-30-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Iím able to get away with coloring every 3 to 4...

Iím able to get away with coloring every 3 to 4 months. As long as Iím working Iíll color my hair. I do my own nails and wear virtually no make up so Iím pretty low maintenance.
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-27-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
No Guilt, no worry....

The ability to block days when I donít want to work is the only perk of this job. My husband is only able to take vacation time in October right now. Do I blocked the week and will be packing my...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-24-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
If they support their student, do their job and...

If they support their student, do their job and stay out of my way we will all have a great day.
Board: The VENT 09-23-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
I am just a sub, but I have been written up for...

I am just a sub, but I have been written up for my stern tone. I never yell, but I certainly donít take the sunshine and roses approach to poor behavior. I never stop praising / encouraging the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-21-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
I guess it depends...

Iíve been in my district for 12 years and most of my jobs are requests. The teachers with a few exceptions expect me to pick up where they left off the day prior. Iíve had days with no plans, and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-18-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
District wide elementary school offices open at...

District wide elementary school offices open at 7:30. Thatís when I arrive. I donít need/want the surprise of early yard duty at 7:50. Most assignments have a start time of 7:50. I need time to...
Board: The VENT 09-13-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
About the same here and it was 102 degrees.

About the same here and it was 102 degrees.
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-12-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Here retired subs get 140 per day, regular subs...

Here retired subs get 140 per day, regular subs 120. Sub paras get between $14.64 and $16.68 per hour depending on the assignment. If sub teachers take para jobs they are paid the para rates. I do...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-12-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Funny, Wednesday is a 1/2 day in my district, and...

Funny, Wednesday is a 1/2 day in my district, and subs are required to stay the whole day. I was left with a stack of grading like Iíve never seen in 12 years of doing this job. There was an exit...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-10-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
In my district anyway, they really frown on last...

In my district anyway, they really frown on last minute cancellations. I have many days blocked due to another job and obligations with my in-laws. My free days are usually filled with teacher...
Board: The VENT 09-10-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
In my district school counselor positions are ...

In my district school counselor positions are itinerant and usually .75 FTE.
You have to decide whether the extra time and expense are worth it for you.
Board: BusyBoard 08-16-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
In the district I sub, teachers in grades 1-3...

In the district I sub, teachers in grades 1-3 have two 30 minute preps per week, library and music. Teachers go to computers because the lab employee is a classified employee. Grade 4-5 teachers have...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-15-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
If I worked every day Iíd make 21,600. Nowhere...

If I worked every day Iíd make 21,600. Nowhere near enough to live in the CA Bay Area. For us it has been a way to supplement my husbandís income and help out. I work between 100-120 days per year....
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-14-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Ours works the same as Sublime. I had the first...

Ours works the same as Sublime. I had the first 2 days of school booked and I had to cancel due to a dental emergency. I believe I have 8 days I need to use by the end of the year or Iíll lose them.
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-13-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
At my regular schools I skip jobs for teachers I...

At my regular schools I skip jobs for teachers I know have poor classroom management or donít leave plans. At other schools, bad neighborhoods where Iím scared to park my car on the street ( before...
Board: The VENT 08-10-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 61
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
You are in a fortunate position, if you are...

You are in a fortunate position, if you are financially able to resign without a job lined up. I hope the collateral damage this may cause your career is worth it. Admins talk to each other.
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-07-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
We got a raise two years ago. Teachers are...

We got a raise two years ago. Teachers are getting prepared to go on strike. So Iím just excited I only have to do this for one more year.
Board: The VENT 07-24-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 58
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
I started out as a classroom teacher, moved on to...

I started out as a classroom teacher, moved on to corporate training and went back to subbing when my children were young because I needed flexibility. From what lve seen and experienced the last 12...
Board: The VENT 06-14-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Thanks all....

Even though I am just a sub, I work pretty much full weeks. DD has been home from college so weíve been doing stuff. But she starts an internship next week, so Iím going to try to stick with the bit...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-29-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
Iíve done a few things: elementary summer school...

Iíve done a few things: elementary summer school (when itís offered), summer school SEA, and summer camp craft teacher. Fortunately my husband has a good job, and my job helps offset college costs....
Board: The VENT 05-29-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
At the end of the hot mess assignment I told you...

At the end of the hot mess assignment I told you about, I was invited to the end of year luncheon. I really wanted to back out if it after I was bumped off the assignment. The morning of the last day...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-28-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Tapdancesub
We end on the 5th, last Friday was my last day....

We end on the 5th, last Friday was my last day. Enough. Seriously considering looking for something else.



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