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When a kid makes your day
Old 11-10-2018, 10:26 PM
 
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I've had a few difficult assignments lately. Sometimes I wonder if I'm able to do my job well. Luckily, there are the good sub days. Today, a Saturday morning, I was running errands and getting into my car when I noticed 2 girls getting out of a car and pointing at me. One started waving. I thought, "Are they waving at me?" I rolled down my window and one asked, "Are you a substitute teacher?" I said yes and asked what school they went to. They told me and I asked whose class they were in last year because I know I have not subbed their grade level at that school this year. I subbed in their class one time last school year and they were jumping up and down, happy to see me. It was very cute. Made my day!

A few years ago I saw a Kind. boy in the market and he yelled, "That's my substitute teacher!"

I guess if they're happy to see me I'm having more good days than bad.

Anyone else get a giggle when a student recognizes them?


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Old 11-11-2018, 01:07 AM
 
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I had something kindof similar. About 15 years ago I was a sub (before I had my teaching job). It was so long ago, and I didn't do it much, that I barely remember it, though I remember it was some high school and some upper elementary (!).

Jump to now. I came to find out that my school (high school) has a certain club that is job-related. My husband does that job! I asked my husband if he would be willing to talk to the club, and surprisingly he said "yes."

(my husband is nervous because he has to speak to a whole 10 students lol)).

What is funny is that my husband asked his friend at work if he would go with him. He said that he was in one of the classes that I subbed for, and his father worked with my husband. He knew that he had to behave because I would tell my husband if he didn't. lol
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:23 AM
 
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The kids often make my day outside of school. Sometimes the parents do as well.

I once had a mom introduce herself to me by asking "You're Mr. B, right?" She said she wanted to thank me... her daughter likes to play school at home and her Dad has to be "Mr. B." More importantly, Mom thanked me for "making my daughter love reading." (I honestly don't know what I did!)

But I think my all-time best day happened at school. One of "my" second graders was examining my ID badge... he suddenly said, "Mr. B, there's a mistake on your badge!" I looked it over carefully with him and admitted I didn't see it. He replied. "It says, 'substitute teacher.' That's not right. You're a real teacher."

I told the sub coordinator at the end of the day they could keep my check for the day. (They didn't.)
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:35 AM
 
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I love when it happens. And since I sub at a LOT of schools, and taught for many years at one of the biggest schools around, it happens a lot! I especially love if I am subbing at one school and a student remembers me from when they were at a different school. It makes them feel special since we can talk about things from that other school. Sometimes I can even give them news about other teachers/students, and pass along messages.


The other day I was walking into a store with a friend. I told her that I often see students that I know at that particular store. Literally 5 seconds later we hear "Hello Mrs. MyLastName!" and sure enough there are a couple of middle school kids I know!
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:23 AM
 
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I live just on the other side of the boundary line of the school district I work in, so outside of school, I don’t often see students I work with.

What makes my day is when students say, “Hello, Mrs. Mooba!”as I’m entering/leaving the building, or if I see them in the hallways. Usually on the days I need it the most, I get a hug or two.


Another thing that still sends tingles up and down my spine is when I’m reteaching a concept to a struggling student and I see the light bulb flick on, along with, “Ohhh...NOW I get it!” That’s the best of all right there.


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Old 11-11-2018, 01:12 PM
 
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Yes...all the time . I sub at many elementary schools but am always amazed at how often kids remember me. I will often be greeted during the day by students I've taught before. I don't remember their names, but they remember mine! And sometimes a big hug comes with the greeting. One little girl even recognized me from a school she used to attend. It's nice to know I've made a lasting positive impression... one of the perks of the job that keeps me coming back.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:16 AM
 
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My school district changed school zone boundaries. Many of the students from my former school got moved to two different other schools. The other day I was subbing, for the first time, at one of those schools. A few of the students were excited to see me. I had been their long term sub in 2nd grade and they remembered me.
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