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Posts Made By: MaineSub
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-17-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By MaineSub
So much sensitivity...

My two cents... there's oodles of sensitivity in the world today so I tread lightly. Not counting retired teachers, I'm probably the senior sub at our district. I actually teach a substitute teacher...
Board: BusyBoard 11-15-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MaineSub
Short answer...

In short, I would document and report any specific problems but probably not voice any speculative concerns. I had a similar situation with a social worker who I thought was clearly nuts. The details...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-12-2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MaineSub
Caution...

Personally, I do not carry my own books--there are always plenty in the classrooms to choose from if necessary. If I were really stuck, I might send a kid to the library to get several (with a note,...
Board: BusyBoard 11-11-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MaineSub
Attitudes are tough... behavior is easier

I've always tended to take the position that I really can't change attitudes or feelings but I can change behavior. Some of this is no doubt a habit, but it's been a rewarding habit for him. I would...
Board: BusyBoard 11-07-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MaineSub
Any of the Love and Logic series... might not be...

Any of the Love and Logic series... might not be exactly what you're looking for as it doesn't single out individuals, but the conceptual approach is very sound.
Board: BusyBoard 11-04-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By MaineSub
Which is why I'd be tempted to deal with "the...

Which is why I'd be tempted to deal with "the aide problem." I certainly get that this behavior is directed at you. It's a bit of a conspiracy and the kid has figured out who he can bully and get...
Board: BusyBoard 11-03-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By MaineSub
Sounds to me like the larger problem might be the...

Sounds to me like the larger problem might be the aide who is being helped by the parents (or is helping the parents--chicken and egg question) and, potentially, a district policy that doesn't line...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-31-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By MaineSub
A couple of thoughts...

Agreed it can be a problem when there's no answer key... I've been lucky that most of the time I find the teacher prints one out and leaves it for me. (There are teacher's editions but they're...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-28-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By MaineSub
Thanks, Bodhimom!

And thank you for doing that. It's easy to feel like the deck is stacked against us but my experience seems to be similar to yours.
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-27-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MaineSub
Long term might be different...

I can't speak to long term assignments but I do know I get called on the difficult jobs (including half days), in part because I'll take them. But I've also been called on for several very difficult...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-27-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By MaineSub
Kinda can't relate...

I happen to like recess duty. I've actually been known to go out with the kids even when it's NOT my duty.

The regular teacher will usually leave assignments in the lesson plan. Because of...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-27-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By MaineSub
Teacher expectations...

All generalties are of course false, but I think most regular teachers have (somewhat justifiably) low expectations of a sub. It's a common "joke" that "if nothing gets broken and nobody gets hurt,"...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-27-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By MaineSub
For me, it's believable...

While I can't/won't support the action of hitting a student, I find this story potentially credible, although admittedly an extreme exception and, to the original question "Could this become an...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-19-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By MaineSub
Maybe?

I don't think schools (at least the ones I'm familiar with) are creating anarchy and disrespect intentionally. I do agree that "keeping track" of kids is getting tougher. But it's not totally the...
Board: BusyBoard 10-16-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By MaineSub
Lots of variables...

Perhaps the obvious comment is that, in general, poor quiz scores may indicate a problem with the question itself or with the way the material was taught. But I also think there are a lot more...
Board: BusyBoard 10-13-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MaineSub
Yay!

We definitely need more stories with happy endings. Yes, this is an example of a great P, but it's also an example of a great T! You are to be congratulated for your handing of the entire situation!
Board: BusyBoard 10-11-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By MaineSub
Meanwhile, it's generally accepted that neglect...

Meanwhile, it's generally accepted that neglect is abuse.

Where's the line between tolerance and enabling?
Board: BusyBoard 10-09-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By MaineSub
We've had similar issues on a much smaller...

We've had similar issues on a much smaller scale... and while I don't condone or defend a lack of communication, particularly with the affected parties, hiring and HR issues tend to be super...
Board: BusyBoard 10-09-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MaineSub
I see this as a power struggle. While it's not...

I see this as a power struggle. While it's not clear how old he is, it almost doesn't matter because the odds of winning a power struggle with a student are fairly small, particularly in today's...
Board: BusyBoard 10-08-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By MaineSub
It's becoming the new norm...

Yep--it's even being given "nice names" in an effort to make the practice more acceptable. I recently scanned through an amazing debate on an educational forum about the "rights" of the child...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-05-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By MaineSub
It was a great day!

While it's unfortunate that it happened, congratulations. Thanks for standing up for the kid. I hope the bus driver is fired. There is no excuse for that type of physical contact with a student......
Board: BusyBoard 10-03-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By MaineSub
Chunk it...

Chunk the work into the smallest possible bits, have the student complete one bit, then show you (or take a break or something), then assign another bit. I've often done this with high school kids....
Board: BusyBoard 10-02-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By MaineSub
What they said. No need to feel guilty; it's not...

What they said. No need to feel guilty; it's not your fault he'll be missing the trip. But blame shouldn't be the issue anyway. You need to create a safe environment for the other kids. Personally,...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-02-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MaineSub
Well done!

Sorry this happened but also want to say "Good for you." While I was never bitten, I discovered fairly early in my career that working in special needs was not my cup of tea. I've made it clear with...
Board: BusyBoard 10-01-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By MaineSub
I know I'm late to the party but these situations...

I know I'm late to the party but these situations literally make me sick. Just wait until the grandparents get involved. I sometimes think that we are becoming enablers when we accommodate some of...



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