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RWilk85411 (RWilk85411)
Sat, 6 Dec 1997 08:48:38 EST

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Re: Substituting

Several years ago after having yet another sub who seemed to have difficulty
controlling students or protecting my room, I suggested to our principal that
perhaps it would help if the subs had some sort of training. He agreed and
instituted the program immediately. They were trained in the discipline system
that we were using. They were taught exactly what their rights and powers in
the classroom were. And they were informed of the importance of sticking to
the plan left by the teacher. These were the complaints that most of the
regular teachers had (survey). It was very successful and now the district
requires it of every substitute before they can work. It only takes one full
day and it really has helped. So you might suggest this to the administration
where you sub. At the very least get the answers to the questions suggested by
Michael. And he's right about your attitude, air of confidence and intentions
as a teacher. When I first started teaching I looked so young that a student
who did not know me tried to sell me dope, thinking that I was a student. Word
soon spread about the son of the principal of the middle school next door
being hauled to the office by a "student". Oh well.

Good luck,
Reatha


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