Tuesday, November 20, 2012


I mean me.

"Did we have math homework?"

6th period. 7th grade English. They had a packet on verbs and adverbs to work on. We spent a lot of time going over it with me giving examples.

It had been a strange day. Roving assignment. The schools have been doing these teacher trainings for about a month or so now. It's on campus and part day. They pull a bunch of teachers for a couple periods at a time--some for three, some for less than that.

For us subs, it means that we cover a couple different teachers in a day. This day I covered 7th grade history for three periods, pre-algebra for one period, and 7th grade English for one period.

The 7th grade history classes were fine. A bit loud. But on task.

Then the pre-algebra class was right next door. And about a third of the class had been in one of the history classes.

The English class was a bit farther than that. Not next door, but the rooms were within sight of each other. And, of course, I had a handful of students that I had encountered earlier in the day. It's like I was following them.


Stalking students. Another service I offer.

(By the way, the answer to the math homework question was no. She was asking me. Because I had been there.)


  1. That's not stalking! That's being the ever present coach to force them to learn. Great job!

  2. So do you have to know something about all these subjects? Because that's the only way I can think of to make your job harder. (Doesn't it feel good to know that somewhere out there is a guy trying to think of how he could make your job harder?)

  3. Well, it must have been convenient for the student to have you there to ask. You must be even more versatile than usual on those roving days.


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