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Sub diaries - your experiences
Old 11-09-2019, 08:37 AM
 
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I had a boy once ask me if "I pull girls". I had no clue what he meant but it was asking my sexual preferences. Kids are too casual with teachers in public ed. I bet they don't do that in Asia.


One time I subbed Sp. Preschool. The aids were not kind to me. I almost went to the office to cancel the next day and explain why. I knew the principals and sharing this issue with teachers said I should have said something. You never know where you are at in the food chain even with a district that doesn't get many subs. Knowing a language and a culture are not the same either. I'd never experienced that before. Lucky their treatment of me was with very young kids. One yelled at me over a kid dumping stuff out. Most district policies for subs are you are not to restrain kids.

I thought it was nice when the teacher addressed your name on the sub plans. One district had the practice where a principal would visit and introduce themselves.

One time I was at a school for 3 days and only emergency plans. The principal addressed my about the class behavior. Just another check mark in my book that most admins are ####. Wrong audience lady. Once again most district policies do not allow subs to give out consequences.

One time I forgot my lunch and the principal told me to go to the cafeteria and charge it to her. She was a great leader and made great improvements when moved to another building. The higher ups didn't like her so they told her to leave. Just more evidence that incompetent ones seem to have a higher survival rate. She had no problems with kids being sent to the office.

When getting those email confirmations for Aesop after job is completed I have 2 email folders and one is for bad sub jobs. I don't want to make the same mistake twice.

I put this in the Vent because some teachers are retired or some started their "career" subbing.


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Old 11-09-2019, 05:45 PM
 
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I had a boy once ask me if "I pull girls". I had no clue what he meant but it was asking my sexual preferences. Kids are too casual with teachers in public ed.
Yes, kids are super inappropriate these days with adults. And uncomfortably so.

They have 24/7 access to unfiltered internet by the time they reach 6th grade, which doesn't help.

I've been asked very similarly inappropriate questions thousands of times by middle schoolers. Sometimes I'm shocked at how far they try to go with the sexual talk.

Not cool, and makes me hate the job at times.

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Old 11-11-2019, 05:16 PM
 
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Took the job at a wedding last night. The weather prediction was for up to 6" of snow. But it was at the high school about 5 miles from me (mostly country driving. So....30 mph, but I made it to school. Checked in at the high school office, and secretary asked if I could cover 3rd period. Sure, why not? Even though, with block schedule AND lunch it was almost 2 hours free. But, with bad roads, not a big deal. SO, I was to take the first period English class to the library for a project. The kids were ahead of me, and I met the principal in the hallway. We visited a few seconds and he turned to go to the office. And then I went down hard on my knees. Wet floor. Principal helped me up as a couple of the students ran back to help. Prince escorted me to the nurse's office. Then told the kids that the librarian would supervise. I got some Tylenol and the stupid accident report and headed to the library. My leg was aching, but not horribly. Anyway, these were seniors who were my last class before I retired from teaching 7th grade. Easy. Next period was sophomores. Honor students. Same routine, back to the LC. THEN, headed back into the neighboring classroom. Such a loud class. But they did sort of work. It just wasn't enough for 80 minutes. Fourth period was the same as first period, so back to the library. Got as far as the office, when the secretary stopped me. The librarian would watch the class while I got to teach the Juniors. We read "To Kill a Mockingbird" aloud. For 80 minutes. They were actually great. And then the REAL fun. AE (academic enhancement, where kids check in and then go to other teachers for help, have club meetings, etc.) I got BOTH classes, including the absolutely most obnoxious student in the entire high school. My AE had mostly freshmen (he's a freshman), but the other class has upperclassmen. Unfortunately, many of them actually had meetings to attend and a couple had tests to take in other rooms. And now I am exhausted AND sore. Going in tomorrow for a half day. The roads are awful and it's too cold for salt or chemicals to melt the snow and ice. So after all of that, my advice is to be flexible. And don't let the little things get to you.
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