Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Sub Day

Monday. It was the day after Mother's Day. Ms. R, the co-teacher, had decided to take a personal day off. (She went to visit her grown children, and she didn't want to rush back.) 

Ms. R was going to need a sub. 

I have subbed many times for co-teachers when the other teacher is there. (It's a very easy day for a sub. Usually.) This time, I was the "regular" teacher. 

And... Had this been any other year, I might have gotten an actual sub. But this year is weird. And one of the weirdnesses is a lack of subs. It seems we're all on long-term assignments, so day-to-day subs are few and far between. 

Instead, full-time on-campus teachers period subbed. (It was fine. I knew what we were doing, and they just assisted with the online students.) 

It was kind of a disappointment. I had hoped to get a chance to compare notes with another sub. We don't often get a chance to hang out for a day and talk. Sigh. Well, maybe next year... 

12 comments:

  1. Do they ever have sub meetings, like teachers meetings? I would think it would be very beneficial for subs to be able to catch up and compare etc.

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    1. No. We would enjoy that. I think I heard something one year about a get-together. I think it was organized by another sub. I heard so little about it I never made it.

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  2. Maybe next year there won't be so much weirdness overall.

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  3. You said it... this year is indeed weird. My granddaughter is just finishing up second grade (one more week). I hear how the teacher juggles live (in class) students with the zoom kids. Seems like an impossible job, and even harder for a sub!

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  4. I wonder what next year will be like. I'm guessing it's not going to be quite normal yet.

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  5. Do you like being a sub rather than a regular teacher with a definite schedule?

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  6. Where I live there is a huge shortage of relief teachers. Classes are usually split up and sent to other classes for the day in primary school, and in high school, a teacher who is supposed to have a planning lesson will often have to step in.

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  7. Yes, so many things have gone off track in this weird year.

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  8. I hope things get more normal soon.

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    1. Normal and this year do not work in the same sentence. But the year's almost over.

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