Another one bites the dust - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      Substitute Teachers

Another one bites the dust

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
CC96 CC96 is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 156
Full Member

CC96
 
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 156
Full Member
Another one bites the dust
Old 04-12-2019, 05:22 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

Well after another day with disrespectful high school students I have struck another school off of my list.


CC96 is offline   Reply With Quote

luv2teach2017 luv2teach2017 is offline
 
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 290
Full Member

luv2teach2017
 
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 290
Full Member

Old 04-13-2019, 07:51 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

I feel your pain. I think it's best to just avoid schools that have made you miserable.

I stick to the younger elementary grades, and it's never the kids. It's always the treatment I get from adults that will make me draw the line.

I just scratched off an elementary school after my 2nd try there. Great office staff. But despite my efforts to be friendly and helpful, the teachers and IAs were extremely condescending, rude, and unfriendly. The kids picked up on and mirrored that disrespect towards "the sub." (In my experience, if staff call me a "sub" rather than "guest teacher," that's already a bad sign.)

I noticed that particular school has had several jobs posted lately that went unfilled. I guess I'm not the only one they've alienated.
luv2teach2017 is offline   Reply With Quote
mooba1's Avatar
mooba1 mooba1 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 9,616
Senior Member

mooba1
 
mooba1's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 9,616
Senior Member
Life is too short
Old 04-13-2019, 08:59 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

Good for you for putting that school in your rear view mirror. When I look online for jobs, I see multiple listings for certain schools, while other locationsí listings rapidly disappear.

Youíd think the personnel at those schools would take an introspective approach, trying to figure out why they canít attract subs, but they seem unable or unwilling to look in the mirror.
mooba1 is offline   Reply With Quote
luv2teach2017 luv2teach2017 is offline
 
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 290
Full Member

luv2teach2017
 
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 290
Full Member

Old 04-14-2019, 07:14 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

Quote:
You’d think the personnel at those schools would take an introspective approach, trying to figure out why they can’t attract subs, but they seem unable or unwilling to look in the mirror.
You'd think. To be fair, I have subbed at schools where the staff really try to make guest teachers feel welcome. Part of that is referring to us as "guest teacher" and treating us with respect, especially whenever students are present.

It starts with the adults. If the school staff openly disrespect and demean subs, how can they expect the students to respect and behave well for us?
luv2teach2017 is offline   Reply With Quote
mooba1's Avatar
mooba1 mooba1 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 9,616
Senior Member

mooba1
 
mooba1's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 9,616
Senior Member

Old 04-14-2019, 02:10 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

Precisely, luv2teach2017. Kids are watching the adults to see how they (the kids) should behave.

Iím very, very blessed to work mostly at one school that made me feel welcomed and like a staff member from day one.


mooba1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sarah636
 
 
Guest

Sarah636
 
 
Guest
Usually High School is the easier one
Old 05-06-2019, 02:04 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

My experience has been that high schoolers are generally better behaved than younger students.
They're practically adults.

Middle School, Elementary school can be crazier.
  Reply With Quote
GreyhoundGirl's Avatar
GreyhoundGirl GreyhoundGirl is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 19,670
Senior Member

GreyhoundGirl
 
GreyhoundGirl's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 19,670
Senior Member

Old 05-06-2019, 09:37 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #7

When I subbed I worked in 2 districts, loved one and was ehh about the other. I went to the middle school in the district I was ehh about and had a miserable day. I figured things happen and gave it another try. The second day was even worse. I called the sub caller and said, "never again." She told me I lasted longer than most subs. Seriously? What does that say about the building that people refuse to go back after being there once?

I stopped subbing there altogether and went I got my degree and was applying to districts I refused to even apply there (even though it was so sought after). No thank you.
GreyhoundGirl is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
Substitute Teachers
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:48 AM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net