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    Okay, it has happened to nearly every sub. What has been your experience at being left out of school activities.

    This topic came to me when during teacher appreciation week, all the regular teachers had lovely little gifts and surprises in their mail boxes daily and subs got zip.

    It is also a problem when it comes to ordering out ...See More
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    Jeannie Deanne, I am retired now but when I was teaching full-time you are just the kind of sub who would have more requests than you could handle. I am sure something will turn up for you. Has the principal been in to observe your teaching? If not, you might want to ask him/her to do that. Subs provide a great pool of wonderful applicants for a district t...See More
    Jun 6, 2016
    Nickster143 On 5/20/16, mrwiseman wrote: > Okay, it has happened to nearly every sub. What has been > your experience at being left out of school activities. > > This topic came to me when during teacher appreciation > week, all the regular teachers had lovely little gifts > and surprises in their mail boxes daily and subs got zip. > > ...See More
    Jun 26, 2016
    Mrs. Matt, I thank you & I'm in my 1st yr. of Subbing. I wasn't putting down the profession. I'm find a mentor to help me write out lesson plans when the teachers leave me no lesson plan & in classroom mgmt.
    Lee On 5/23/16, Ms. Gwin wrote: > Mrs. Matt, I thank you & I'm in my 1st yr. of Subbing. I > wasn't putting down the profession. I'm find a mentor to > help me write out lesson plans when the teachers leave me > no lesson plan & in classroom mgmt.

    I apologize if I was hard on you last night. I co-teach and have had a couple...See More
    May 24, 2016
    I went to a gathering yesterday afternoon with the team I had worked with for 3 months and their counterparts from another school. Two,of the three paras from that classroom were there. They asked if I would sub the last day of school because their sub had promised to work for a friend a long time ago. I jumped on it. I need to make sure that I was...See More
    I have been working a LT sub stint for a few months now. I have one class that is a class from you-know-where. I'm supposed to have a para with me, keeping his/her kids on task,etc.

    This one, however, comes in for five minutes, and then IS GONE. The kids pick up on this, and the dynamics of the room change.

    The school offers littl...See More
    mrwiseman I would first talk to the para about her schedule. Grab her (not literally)in those five minutes you see her. Sometimes in my district they get moved around from where they are supposed to be to where the "squeaky wheel" teacher has demanded the princpal move them.

    If that is the case, go to the principal and ask if the para is s...See More
    May 13, 2016
    deb On 5/11/16, LTS Sub wrote: > I have been working a LT sub stint for a few months now. I > have one class that is a class from you-know-where. I'm > supposed to have a para with me, keeping his/her kids on > task,etc. > > This one, however, comes in for five minutes, and then IS > GONE. The kids pick up on this, and the dynamics...See More
    May 15, 2016
    Had several horrible experiences at one school in our district. Usually I let things roll (been subbing for 10 years) but reached a point yesterday after subbing in 5K classroom that I have taken that school off my list. There were four main issues. 1) Sub plans were OVER-DETAILED. TWELVE pages...seriously?!

    2). The classroom teacher had S...See More
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    rbrown1205 In a way I kind of understand the point of view of the teacher as well as yours. Teachers have to deal with the same personalities day in and day out, and they have to be progressive, especially in this test-heavy school environment.

    Children who need to go to the bathroom more than twice in a school day either have a medical problem, or ...See More
    May 13, 2016
    BJ Wise decision. The children are a reflection of their parents or caretakers. If the parent were a better role model and disciplined them, you wouldn't have to pick up the pieces. I was in a 3rd grade class like that several months ago. I don't normally sub for this age group, but it was a bait and switch. I let students use the bathroom, unless I s...See More
    May 15, 2016
    After 14 weeks, my long term sub job is over. I made the decision after feeling like I was being yanked around. Everyone around me, including the supervisor were under the understanding that the teacher was not returning. I was working from doctor appointment to doctor appointment. I didn't have enough days to finish out the year so decided to put ...See More
    pixie It sounds like this lasted more than a quarter of the school year. Enjoy a much-deserved rest.

    stOn 5/07/16, Kathy wrote: > After 14 weeks, my long term sub job is over. I made the > decision after feeling like I was being yanked around. > Everyone around me, including the supervisor were under > the understanding that the teac...See More
    May 8, 2016
    Betty Ann The kids deserve a good teacher--like you. And you deserve respect, appreciation, not being taken for granted.

    I had no idea you were facing surgery. Here's hoping it goes well and the results are just what you are hoping for.

    On 5/08/16, pixie wrote: > It sounds like this lasted more than a quarter of the > school year. Enj...See More
    May 11, 2016
    This is my 13th or 14th week in this LTS job in an autism classroom. I am having a blast, but am ready to go back to retirement. I decided that May 6th will be my last day if the teacher is not released to return to work. She sees the doctor tomorrow, so may be released to return to work on Thursday. There is an all day field trip on Thursday. Four...See More
    BJ Friday is my last day. I found another temp job. I won't be making as much as subbing - only 11 an hour - but at least it is a guaranteed income for the summer months. I will continue pet sitting and plan to do some more reporting. Today started off terrible. The teacher left no plans, and the students wanted to talk rather than read the essay. I t...See More
    May 3, 2016
    Kathy with more... The teacher still has restrictions so will not be returning tomorrow. HR needs to figure out if she can work with restrictions. I think HR needs to visit the classroom. All they will see is 9 students and 4 adults and think it will work. It won't. Oh well. My last day will be Friday. I could go one more week, but I am tired. My house remodeling wil...See More
    May 4, 2016
    What do you do when students say the teacher lets them do something? Today I had high school, I ask why are you playing games and like 8 of them said the teacher lets them play video games on the computer if they get their reading done. So I let them - But I was uncomfortable because there was more than 20 minutes left of class. I don't like the ga...See More
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    Octo_888 On 4/26/16, Lola wrote: > What do you do when students say the teacher lets them do > something? > Today I had high school, I ask why are you playing games > and like 8 of them said the teacher lets them play video > games on the computer if they get their reading done. > So I let them - But I was uncomfortable because there was &...See More
    Apr 27, 2016
    mrsd Unless the teacher has specified in the plans that students can play approved games, I tell them that they can read a book or work on other schoolwork. It's problematical, because my middle school is one-to-one Chromebook. Each student has a Chromebook. Usually the teacher says they can go to their Google Classroom and either do Typing Club or work...See More
    Apr 27, 2016
    Hi Im new to the site.

    I'm curious.

    I sub in Ca And make $150 per day.

    What is common in other states?

    Remember, this is not long term.
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    Lee NJ- $70 - $90 depending on the district in my area. Many make you take off the 20th day to avoid long term pay if it won't go much longer than that. I've made $252 per day for a maternity leave replacement, no benefits.
    Apr 7, 2016
    mrwiseman $115 per day Eastern Iowa town
    Apr 25, 2016
    Is is worthwhile to make yourself available to sub in the summer months?
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    Ze Povinho On 4/21/16, Joel wrote: > On 4/21/16, Suzanne R wrote: >> Is is worthwhile to make yourself available to sub in the >> summer months? > It depends on your situation. Will you be available all summer > if called? Do you need the extra money? The pay is usually > pretty good in many areas. Are you looking for a permanent > ...See More
    Apr 22, 2016
    pixie Where I am subs don't have the option to work in summer school either, though well-meaning friends always suggest it. I am conducting my annual search for summer employment; have inquired about the summer program that I worked at last summer but have not heard. When we apply for seasonal employment we are competing with college students.

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    Apr 24, 2016

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