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Posts Made By: Subtastic
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-11-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Subtastic
Wear a belt. I gained some weight last winter and...

Wear a belt. I gained some weight last winter and my button came off my pants when I sat down. Luckily I had a belt on, or it would have been kind of embarrassing standing in front of the class.
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-04-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Subtastic
Some districts will require twice a month; others...

Some districts will require twice a month; others nothing. ESS, the staffing company , fired me because I had not taken an assignment in six months. I got an automated warning, then found myself...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-01-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Subtastic
You need to be able to post documents on the...

You need to be able to post documents on the interactive white board, so a cell would be too small. A tablet might work, however. Or try your local library if push comes to shove. It is good money!
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-21-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 35
 
Posted By Subtastic
Having state certification just means you took a...

Having state certification just means you took a couple of extra education. courses. Having a degree in my subject area - English - is sufficient for me, and it's not like the classroom material is...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-21-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Subtastic
i do writing and test prep. The learning centers...

i do writing and test prep. The learning centers pay okay, but I'm making much better money through Wyzant - 45 an hour. Most of my students are online now - and the time difference means I can tutor...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-11-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By Subtastic
High school can seem dispiriting and intimidating...

High school can seem dispiriting and intimidating at times. Just remember, you will have bad days where it seems every class is noisy, you feel like a warm body, nothing seems to go right, but better...
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-11-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Subtastic
Subs too need a break. I got a job at a golf...

Subs too need a break. I got a job at a golf club. Works out because they only needed workers until the beginning of October. If you like being outside, I would try this
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-11-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Subtastic
I wish the truth would come out about SFT. Not in...

I wish the truth would come out about SFT. Not in the business of education - in the business of making money at expense of their workers. And they don't have your back. District calls to complain....
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-21-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Subtastic
This is why I never sub K-3. You can't reason...

This is why I never sub K-3. You can't reason with them. Try a higher grade next time.
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-11-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Subtastic
Reminds me of a middle school I used to go to....

Reminds me of a middle school I used to go to. One Secretary! She would keep us waiting so long we only had 10 minutes before the kids arrived.
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-27-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Subtastic
One time I had the enviable task of doing 3...

One time I had the enviable task of doing 3 lunches in a row: 7th, 8th and 9th. Trying to be useful, I walked around giving out paper napkins for messes and messy faces, and I talked to a few kids...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-13-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Subtastic
THE MAIN PROBLEM is the lesson plan. 90 minutes...

THE MAIN PROBLEM is the lesson plan. 90 minutes is too long for one activity. The video should have been for the first 45-50 minutes, when they were more alert. I would then have taken their sheets...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-29-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Subtastic
Oh, we should make them as comfortable as...

Oh, we should make them as comfortable as possible. Ask them if they need a pillow too and a mini-fan if the room gets too hot. Good grief, schools have gone way overboard in accommodating these...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-23-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Subtastic
I stopped going to this one middle school that...

I stopped going to this one middle school that had study hall last period of the day because having study hall last period makes NO SENSE! Students treated it like a free period , they were already...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-02-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Subtastic
No, our state tests are off limits to...

No, our state tests are off limits to substitutes. There is training, but that's for staff. I think districts worry we won't be able to control the class and cheating will occur.
It's ironic because...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-02-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Subtastic
I agree with McGarrett. Subbing has become more...

I agree with McGarrett. Subbing has become more impersonal over the years. I had one secretary not even say hello the other day. All I got was a folder and key in my hand and a "I need this back at...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-14-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Subtastic
Be careful out there! I slid on the ice today...

Be careful out there! I slid on the ice today and hit the side of a car. I told the sub coordinator I'd be late because of the accident. She asked if I still wanted to come in. Well, I still went to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-09-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Subtastic
Music is a tough one. I've had band, chorus and...

Music is a tough one. I've had band, chorus and choir , and most of the time the students are mature and do some practice. I tell them I don't expect them to work all period, but to at least get...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-02-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Subtastic
You also lose any future pension benefits when...

You also lose any future pension benefits when the district decides to outsource.
Source 4 Teachers dumped me because I wasn't subbing enough. I got a automatic warning message, and then one day I...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-23-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Subtastic
I would take her aside after class and tell her...

I would take her aside after class and tell her nicely that you do not appreciate her disrespectful comments, and that if it continues, you will be speaking with human resources.
No one should have...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-09-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Subtastic
I support your decision. You have no support, and...

I support your decision. You have no support, and I could not stay in a job where I did not have the lessons prepared beforehand. I did two 3-month long-terms - both ESOL. I got a bump in pay after a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-15-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Subtastic
I am a freelance writer, and somehow some parent...

I am a freelance writer, and somehow some parent found out that I also sub occasionally in her school district - maybe she saw my name on the sub list or her daughter told her I was in her class....
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-24-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Subtastic
They have this policy at one high school on my...

They have this policy at one high school on my list. I find it insulting that they don't even trust us with a key, so I insult them back by giving them an old key I never use.
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-18-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Subtastic
Similar situation, but for a whole day. Literally...

Similar situation, but for a whole day. Literally nothing to do, but stare at the clock or pretend to be doing something. No lesson plan. Nothing. The aides ran the show. I think if I had left no one...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-11-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Subtastic
The worst one was when we had an active shooter...

The worst one was when we had an active shooter drill, and I forgot to lock the door! It was a tech class made up of high school boys, who did not respect me from the get-go and getting them into the...



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