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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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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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Peanut Butter

I’ve been working with kids over a decade – since I was still a kid myself actually. Started babysitting at 12 and have moved on from there. My years of working with kids both in schools and in camps has … 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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Stage Fright vs. Laziness

As those of you who have been reading along will likely remember, my main teachable subject happens to be Drama and as a result I tend to substitute in those classes a fair bit. Now having done a lot of … Continue reading

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Another moment in substitute teaching

I had this happen last week one of the days I was supplying actually. I was only supplying part of the day and the regular teacher was supposed to be back half way through third period so she could teach … Continue reading

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Tick Tock goes the baby clock

Maybe it’s because more and more of my friends are getting married, settling down and reaching the point in their lives where they talk about having babies, but I’m starting to question how I feel about having babies. Things I … Continue reading

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