"Subbing" at school tomorrow

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  1. kelnet

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    Be yourself. Show them that you're there to help them succeed, and they'll be great.

    I just had a sub in for me for four days, and the kids really liked her because she worked hard to help every one of them. She also had a great time and enjoyed the students.

    Good luck.
     
  2. littlebadboy

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    I was a sub for 2 years before getting a job at school. The experience made me respect subs for what they do. I actually prefer to call them "Guest Teachers".

    I am scared to teach in the HS levels!
     
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    I know that's the deal for most new teachers. I was really lucky.

    When I finished teaching school I interviewed several times during the summer, but didn't get a job. I took a subbing job for two half-days, relieving a JV/varsity football coach for afternoon games. Through a lucky contact with a former teacher of my daughter's, I was offered a position "mis-assigned" as a special-education teacher in a district 75 miles from my house (I think I'd've commuted to Sacramento if I'd had to). I cancelled the second half-day to take the job, so my subbing career so far consists of that one half day!
     
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    Let's discuss this later :)
     
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    I open every class that is new to me with a bit of my story. I let them know im s retired teacher and " For you to be comfortable asking a stranger questions im going to tell you a little about myself." Takes only a couple of minutes... Kids like stories... Win win.... Then on to roll call and lesson plans. Works like a charm!
     
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    :) I'm happy for you P Thought … have fun with it .

     
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    You look like a pissed off James Spader in that photo, and that's a good thing in my book!
     
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    Maybe if you let them know about your relationship with their teacher and get them to “help fill you in” on where they left off in class, and compare to what the regular teacher left, you’ll have a good idea of who’s who in the group, and have at that point gained a bit of familiarity through an incognito warm-up exercise. The stronger minded kids of the group will tend to pull the rest your way as far as cooperation. Best of luck!

    EDIT: I just saw ce24’s post... +1 here, that sounds like great advice!
     
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    Be careful if this guy shows up and orders a pizza

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    Fun subbing.



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    Thru my teaching experience I've enjoyed high school. Don't talk down to the kids. They know how the system works. This much I know from over the last 5 years of teaching.

    (This will be my last year teaching. I'm going back into banking.)
     
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    OR.....you can pick out the biggest, baddest, mean-looking mother*****r in the class.....knock his lights out, and then the rest of the class will be too afraid to cause any more trouble. Of course, you'll have to do this in every period.
    I'm told this works in a "prison" setting......;)
     
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    I retired in January. My old boss was telling me he thought I would be bored and could offer me a position as a part time program manager. It is great to be wanted but I enjoy being retired. The retired ness is a good thing. I am hoping he doesn’t call.
     
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    When I walk in a classroom I am the biggest badass in the classroom. They know it so I have no problems. Kids can tell who's in charge believe me....35 years teaching high school!
     
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    I only taught ten years.....eight in middle school, two in high school.....and I agree with you 99.8% of the time.....but I did experience two or three hard core gang bangers that were TRULY scary! A couple of teachers actually refused to have them in their classrooms. My last year of teaching I was "assaulted" by a 350+ lb. special ed student. (and he was a great kid, didn't understand the strength and "power" he had, and was lashing out over the pain he was experiencing with a severe ear infection) But I received serious shoulder damage, which precipitated my retirement a couple years earlier than planned. Two years later, I still have residual pain. (and NO, I received ZERO compensation for any of this) Anyone who thinks school teaching is for "sissies" is off the mark. ;)
     
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    I find it interesting that in some countries, they don't have short-term substitute teachers. In Japan, if the teacher is sick, the students are expected to study.
     
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    My university job rarely has me committed to anything specific on Fridays, I've thought about subbing for music teachers on those days to make some extra cash. Let me know what it's like.
     
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