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subs in highschool

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kprs_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Nov 07 2001 - 16:32:21 PST


I usually tell kids that what they do to and with a sub,
 they are essentially doing to me...and then I follow
 through. I wasn't there yesterday (went to a professional
 day at Parsons' School of Design), and my kids all worked
 on their projects. They knew what to do, and cleaned up as
 if I were there. In one class however, 3 boys went to
 guidance. Today I told them that unless they produced a
 pass, it would be considered a 'cut', and I filed the
 proper paperwork.

I guess I have trained the faculty enough so that they
 don't even bother to 'raid', and I have trained the
 students enough to know that they will be dealt with when
 I get back. Another thing that I do is check the kids'
 progress from the day I wasn't there, to let them know I
 can tell the difference, and do care if they used their
 time wisely.

Over the years my students have resented subs who have
 tried to teach them in ways they think is not correct.
 Notice I have said 'think'...I just think it is misplaced
 loyalty on their part.

I never subbed, and swore I never would...I don't envy subs
 at all.

San D

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