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Posts Made By: SubHuman
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-16-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By SubHuman
Good for you! I am in a similar boat (but...

Good for you! I am in a similar boat (but haven't dipped my oar back in just yet), in fact started a similar post of my own.
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-16-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SubHuman
Eager to get back - but having second thoughts

I haven't subbed since before March 13, 2020. I remember that day well because I could see that school was about to be cancelled, as everything else was being cancelled (Conference basketball...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-16-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By SubHuman
Remote learning school starts tomorrow (Monday...

Remote learning school starts tomorrow (Monday 8/17). It would have been a tough decision for me, whether or not to sub because I have been social distancing so not sure if I should dive into a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-17-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SubHuman
In my school district, Kelly Services was used to...

In my school district, Kelly Services was used to staff substitutes at Title I schools only. ( schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families ) As a substitute...
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-17-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SubHuman
My district is going mostly virtual so I don't...

My district is going mostly virtual so I don't think they will be using any subs at all.


I have heard of districts that are doing in-person teaching but have decided that if a teacher is out...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-14-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By SubHuman
Aillya, thanks for that link! One thing in...

Aillya, thanks for that link!

One thing in there totally surprised me. The virus is much more dangerous for older people (over 60 years old) than for school-age kids, so one argument I have heard...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-01-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By SubHuman
The only time I ran into this, the kids were...

The only time I ran into this, the kids were watching a movie (A completely inappropriate movie btw!) and they complained when I turned the lights on, but I noticed that you couldn't see the screen...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-08-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By SubHuman
I had a very similar situation. I accepted a 1/2...

I had a very similar situation. I accepted a 1/2 day job that started at 11am. At 7am my phone rang and the school secretary was on the line wondering where I was ??? I explained that I took a 1/2...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-08-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SubHuman
I don't know about your reference question (Just...

I don't know about your reference question (Just ask them for a reference!) but your post made me look up some info on the DODEA program and it looks like a fantastic opportunity to live and work...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-08-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By SubHuman
I actually like half days (2nd half) because for...

I actually like half days (2nd half) because for high school I have to be there at 6:45 and it's tough for me to get up at 5:45 am! I don't mind going in at 10 for a few hours.

I have noticed that...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-02-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By SubHuman
I was baited and switched!!! I signed up as a PE...

I was baited and switched!!! I signed up as a PE class sub and I expected to be in the gym playing basketball all day (dressed accordingly), but when I showed up at the gym the PE teacher directed...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-03-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By SubHuman
I would absolutely call the school and ask them...

I would absolutely call the school and ask them if anything is wrong. It is early in the school year and they might have minimal needs at the moment. I actually just called the high school today to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-02-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By SubHuman
School started last week and there have been so...

School started last week and there have been so few jobs posted online that I may call the high school tomorrow and ask if they are using some kind of alternate system this year. I am aware of one...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-07-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By SubHuman
Wow Yayasub, I didn't think anyone paid less than...

Wow Yayasub, I didn't think anyone paid less than our $80/day (but I am not a certified teacher). No raise here.
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-08-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SubHuman
I went in second to last day of school, and...

I went in second to last day of school, and watched kids take a test for 2 hours. Yes, it was boring sitting there watching the teacher administer the test, but it was actually interesting for a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-21-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By SubHuman
My first sub experience was elementary school PE,...

My first sub experience was elementary school PE, so I experienced every grade from K thru 5. The littlest were the worst - very needy, crying, constantly complaining about somebody hitting them,...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-17-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SubHuman
Rookie mistake

I walked into the empty classroom this morning and I wrote my name on the white board at the front of the class. My first class said nothing, but when I returned to the classroom for my second period...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-07-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SubHuman
So who is in charge of that room, ultimately? Are...

So who is in charge of that room, ultimately? Are you supervising the teacher or simply assisting, acting as co-equals or do you ultimately report to the teacher? If the relationship, ie chain of...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-05-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SubHuman
I hear you. Fortunately haven't committed the...

I hear you. Fortunately haven't committed the gaffe yet, but have had close calls and I thought about that very issue today while walking amongst students at the high school. I passed a child of...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-02-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By SubHuman
I called the local high school Friday morning...

I called the local high school Friday morning because 13 jobs were still posted. I offered to come in and help out the 2nd half of the day. The office secretary told me they had already arranged to...



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