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Kids are like dogs, they can smell fear: A tale of 1 (assistant) teacher & 2 Substitute lessons

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So a couple of Wednesdays ago I was sitting in the department office, trying to coax the school laptop into loading internet pages. Suddenly, a textbook is in my face. 1,778 more words


Why Teachers Should "Unfriend" Students

I love a strong teacher with principles and whilst I don’t agree with her stance, I admire Carol Thebarge’s integrity. By refusing to unfriend her students from her Facebook page after getting an ultimatum to comply or quit, Carol will get a great deal of support from good teachers who believe in the benefits of connecting with their students. 551 more words

Algebra, Oprah, and my latest bathroom epiphany

Considering that today was April Fool’s Day, my first day of substitute teaching in the city could have been bad. Like lube on the doorknob, plastic wrap on the toilet, and “Kick me, I’m a substitute” sign bad. 564 more words


What Do I Want To Do When I Grow Up

My life as a substitute teacher.  When your main job is a substitute you need to expect the unknown.  I look at the calendar for the week and can get discouraged because I will only have one day scheduled.   551 more words

Don't You Dare Throw Those Scissors


Ok so maybe this picture is a little drastic but I felt like this yesterday afternoon.  Yesterday was a crazy day at school, one that I hope not to repeat anytime soon.   442 more words

Suffragette Walk

Today, my parents were in Paris. I had two classes, so it was a good time for them to take a day trip out of London. 306 more words