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Posts Made By: broad
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-25-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 28
Posted By broad

I totally empathize and understand. I am a retired teacher and sub. I hate it when someone comes in and lectures the class right in front of me about their behavior. It is so insulting, implying...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-16-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By broad
Are you a Kelly sub?

Just curious if you are hired by Kelly Services. I subbed last year but probably not this year because I heard that one has to work 4 days a week minimum. Is this true? I wish they were more...
Board: First Grade 08-09-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By broad

I'm a retired 1st grade teacher and now volunteer.


Invest in some Ticonderoga pencils (the best and most long-lasting) have them sharpened for the first week.

For me pencils...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-18-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By broad
Thank you everyone!

Thank you for all your supportive suggestions about letting go of teaching "stuff". I feel I'm among friends and those who understand.

I'm going to take it slowly! I do like the idea of finding...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-15-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By broad
How do I let go of teaching stuff!

I still have tons of kid books. I thought my grandkids would look at them when they visited - (quite often because they live nearby and there are 5 of them 4 - 10 years. They are not interested in...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-08-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By broad
LIKE button!

We really do need a LIKE button like on Facebook and Facebook needs a LOVE button.

This board has some very creative writers! I love Landsoftly's floating post and the Question of the day about...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-08-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 32
Posted By broad
no refrigerator

This really ages me - we had no fridge!

Milk was delivered everyday, bread a few times a week. We kept food in a "larder" that had a cold slab of concrete. Food shopping almost every day. This...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-03-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Posted By broad
You're a poet!

Love the poem and your feelings shine through.

You are going to enjoy your freedom immensely! Good luck!
Board: Retired Teachers 03-03-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By broad
Fitbit people

I got a Fitbit at the beginning of the year and must say it is very motivating. Because I know how many steps I have taken I make the effort to do more so that I can get to 10,000 every day. I have...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-27-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By broad
different day

Tell the students that since you are a "different" person from their regular teacher - Today will be a Different Day.

When they start telling you - oh no we don't do it like that - you can remind...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-06-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By broad
Keep subbing

Keep subbing and look for long term like a maternity leave. Get to know the school and teachers. Make a good impression and I'm sure you will get a job.

I agree with the other comments about...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-06-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By broad
Sitting out

I see this too when I sub. I'm retired and I never did this as a teacher. I really know that kids needs to run around and go crazy. They need the release and the exercise. They also need to PLAY...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-02-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Posted By broad
Thanks FasDancin

Good information, thank you.

I need to lose 20 pounds to be at the right BMI and your input on Acid Reflux has got me thinking.

I had a bout of diverticulitis last month, going to...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-02-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 21
Posted By broad
Acid reflux

Fasdancin I never heard of this before. I take medication for acid reflux and would love to get off it. I'm about 20 pounds over my ideal weight - could losing this make a difference. If so this...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-02-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22
Posted By broad
Love it!

I just got a Fitbit on Monday and am enjoying seeing my progress. I resist exercise! I know how important it is for me as I age and I am trying to lose weight - at least 10 pounds. I am also...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-30-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By broad

I just bought a Fitbit. It's very motivating. I walked more than 10,000 steps today and love seeing the tracking.

I'm back on my lose weight eating plan. Need to lose at least 10 to 12 pounds. ...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-30-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By broad
Love organizing!

We downsized to a smallish townhouse so not much space. I donated so much of my K/1 materials but still have books I can't seem to let go of. My grandkids don't seem interested in them! I have a...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-30-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By broad
Miss the kids!

I sub at my old school and love seeing the staff and kids. I feel like a celebrity too, everyone says hello and asks me how I'm doing. The kids smile and say hi, especially the ones in the classes...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-26-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By broad
Are you willing?

The message to myself today is:

Are you willing to do whatever it takes?

I've have had to watch my weight most of my life (now 68) and recently have tried to lose the weight I have gained...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-08-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By broad

Move around the room - don't stand at desk.

Lean in - check work students are doing.

Get involved in the lesson and be enthusiastic.
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-04-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 30
Posted By broad
feeling guilty

Submamma I'm feeling guilty about the Starbucks and wish I could send you a gift card. You are working so hard for your family and with such a pittance for pay. I wish Teachers were appreciated and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-02-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Posted By broad
Sub pay

$80 per day for fully certificated, experienced teacher.

I only sub to teach and have fun with the kids - it pays for my Starbucks habit and new clothes I find that I like!

South Florida,...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-01-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By broad
Like button!

I wish Proteacher had a like button like FB. I read posts and often like some especially!
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-20-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By broad

I just saw your post about Kelly before posting my just now. I'd be interested in hearing more about your experiences. Thanks
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-20-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By broad
Kelly Services!

The school district of Hillsborough County in Tampa, Florida has turned over the substitute management to Kelly Employment Services. Has anyone ever heard of something like this? I'm retired and...

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