Hi, I have been reading several of the posts on this board and have found them to be extremely helpful and thought- provoking. I am certified pre-K-8 teacher who will be a substitute in an Urban school district. I have actually subbed as an uncertified teacher in a more rural district and absolutely loved it, however the number of jobs openings are limited. So, I am headed for a larger district with more opportunities for beginning teachers. I also feel that I could make the most difference with the students.
Anyway, I am going to be with pre-K-8 for the most part, but I may do 9-12. Most of my experience has been pre-K-5. My biggest concern is classroom discipline, and how to handle the attention seekers and ring leaders. I look a bit younger than I am. And many see a sub as day off.
My plan is to exude a firm and respectful persona. I will stand at the door and greet students as they enter the room. I may also hand them a bell worksheet to begin working on, please a...See More