Category Archives: Joys Substitute Teaching

Things That Will Distract Students

The longer I teach – or more accurately, the longer I substitute teach, the more I notice how easily distracted high school kids are. I won’t lie, I often get easily distracted myself but I’ve come up with a bit … Continue reading

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Juggling Jobs

So I think I’ve mentioned before how I currently juggle a variety of jobs in order to make ends meet. My main focus is being a substitute teacher, as it will (hopefully) lead to a fully fledged teaching career in … Continue reading

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Quotable students

A few weeks ago I was back at a school I was in a lot last year as a sub. I was walking into the auditorium and this happened: Student: [sees me walk in] Ah man – we have a … Continue reading

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Wow

So today has been a very random day. I’ve ended up on Freshly Pressed for my 6am Wake-up Call post and suddenly my number of views on my busiest day went from about 40 to 850+ which is insane to … Continue reading

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6am wake-up call

When you’re a substitute teacher, you get to understand the concept of the literal 6am wake-up call very quickly. The only other time I’ve had a wake up call was the first time I went to Europe. It was a … Continue reading

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