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Apr 2 -- Substitute teaching: it's not as easy as it looks!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Well, I got up this morning with the 6:30a alarm and ate my nutritious breakfast. I got the kids up and getting ready for school then hit the treadmill. The plan was to do a mile or 2 this a.m. but while I was walking, school called needing me to sub for the first time this year. Since I only had 20 min to get ready, I had to stop at 15 minutes (.77 miles) but I hope to get at least a mile or two w/Leslie Sansone tonight.
The kids today weren't bad for the most part, but there were a couple that were about to be the death of me! Some kids just have no concept of respect! I dealt with it the best I could but I know they would be happy if I never subbed again. In fact, they'd probably be happy if I stepped in front of a bus! I am thankful for the chance to earn a little extra money ($65 a day in our district which isn't too bad) but with some of these kids I ought to qualify for hazard pay. For those who teach or are subs, how do you handle the mouthy obnoxious kids that cross your path and make you wish you were anywhere but at school?
Now it's nap time before I get in my evening workout. Rest is much needed since I didn't sleep well last night :(
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  • MISSA526
    I have so much respect for substitute teachers. It's like they just throw you into the lion's den with nothing to defend yourself! I'm glad you survived it and remember the obnoxious, mouthy kids are just trying to show off - and they are in the minority. BTW I love Leslie Samson's Dvds! I hope you next sub job goes much better! *Hugs* emoticon
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    I know what you mean. I work in a school cafeteria, 4th and 5th grade. They are smart mouthed and lack respect too. I hope my kids didn't talk like that when they were in school. Some of these kids really need to be punished!! Maybe that's the problem!! Can't discipline anymore!! Have a wonderful evening!!
    2681 days ago
    substitute teacher is a hard job hugs
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  • MICHELLE2343
    Good for you for being brave enough to be a sub. I teach and was grateful that I got a job right away because I could never be a substitute teacher. I try very hard to teach my student's respect since it is lacking. When I come back after a substitute if there is a note telling me the students misbehaved I let my students know that I am not happy. The children that misbehave need to write a letter to the sub apologizing. We talk about how all adults are to be respected. I wish you luck on your next subbing job.
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