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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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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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Creativity

cre·a·tiv·i·ty [kree-ey-tiv-i-tee, kree-uh-] –noun 1. the state or quality of being creative. 2. the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: the … Continue reading

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Period 1 Class

Today I confirmed a thought I’ve been having for awhile – I am much harsher to period 1 classes. Don’t know what it is – possibly something to do with still being half asleep and angry for being woken up … Continue reading

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