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Substitute Teacher

Two Years Later: An Outside Insider

Pauline Hawkins | Posted 03.16.2016 | Education
Pauline Hawkins

It's been almost two years since I submitted my resignation letter to my principal...and then posted it on my blog. I had no idea what those next hour...

Titles + Names = Mixed Messages: A Raving, Edu-taining Substi-tutor's Rant

Joanne Dagonese | Posted 04.14.2015 | Education
Joanne Dagonese

Because my personal teaching style tends to cross the boundaries that most traditionalists have drawn around themselves, I always risk the chance that I may not be requested to sub for them again.

Are You a 'Real Teacher'?

David Lyell | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
David Lyell

Some would say if you don't like it, get another job. While true, if teacher quality is as important as everyone says it is -- one way to improve teacher quality is to make the job more attractive -- not less competitive.

Subbing in Middle School: The 10th Circle of Hell

Paul Janes-Brown | Posted 12.22.2014 | Hawaii
Paul Janes-Brown

At 8 A. M. I was called by the sub teacher computer and asked if I would like an assignment that was for Tuesday at 7:30 A.M. Thinking it was Monday, I gladly accepted the job despite there being no instructions from the teacher.

Substitute Teachers Deserve More Respect

Randy Jurado Ertll | Posted 09.06.2014 | Education
Randy Jurado Ertll

The sad reality is that substitute teachers have been getting the short end of the stick for way too long. Most receive only a fraction of what regular teachers get paid. Most have no union representation or a retirement plan.

Send in a Sub: Life in the Blackboard Jungle

Steve Early | Posted 09.06.2014 | Education
Steve Early

Thirty years ago, there was no better progressive state legislator in Massachusetts than Tom Gallagher, who migrated to Beacon Hill after graduating from Boston College and working as a part-time public school teacher.

Keegan-Michael Key Talks Key & Peele Season 3 and Bringing Sketch Comedy to YouTube

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.28.2013 | TV
Shira Lazar

To celebrate the recent news that his hilarious sketch series Key and Peele has been renewed for a third season, co-creator/star Keegan-Michael Key joins What's Trending to talk about how the show got started, getting to meet President Obama and bringing sketch comedy to YouTube.

Missouri Teacher Accused Of Pulling Knife On Student

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education

NORMANDY -- A Normandy substitute teacher has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon after allegedly threatening a middle school student with a kn...

Report: Teacher Absences Cost Country $4 Billion Annually

Posted 11.06.2012 | Education

A new report out of the Center for American Progress urges state policymakers to revise their teacher leave policies in an effort to improve student a...

Tale Of The Tape: Mother Says This Is No Way To Treat A Child

Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

The mother of a Louisiana fourth grader whose mouth was taped shut by a substitute teacher who wanted to stop him from talking in class is seeking to ...

Buying Ponies: What Works and What Doesn't in the Tough and Tumble World of Teaching

Adam Saenz, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education
Adam Saenz, Ph.D.

Unless one has actually taught in a classroom, it's virtually impossible to appreciate the personal effort and investment required to teach well.

My Voice Is Coming Back

Anna Kleinholz | Posted 07.04.2012 | Miami
Anna Kleinholz

Teaching, and trying to teach, has actually taught me a lot of things. Everyday that I step into a school building, I see the amazing potential in our country coupled with a serious lack of priorities.

27 Hilarious Detention Slips

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.04.2012 | Comedy

Everybody gets in trouble at school at least once. They're just kids after all. Sometimes, though, a student earns detention for something so bizarre ...

Substitute Shouldn't Mean Substandard

Adora Svitak | Posted 04.26.2012 | Education
Adora Svitak

We need to reward the "thankless job" of substitute teaching with better pay and chances for permanent positions. I look forward to the day when no student comes home saying, "I didn't learn much today... we had a sub."

Student Suspended For Photographing Napping Teacher

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education

A 9th-grade student from Mustang Mid-High School in Mustang, Okla. has been suspended -- for taking a snapshot on his phone of a substitute teacher su...

The Myth of Substitute Teaching as an Entry Into a Full-time Teaching Position

Pete Mason | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education
Pete Mason

For a year and a half, I was a substitute teacher, waiting for an evening or early-morning phone call to learn if I would have work the next day.

Subs Gone Wild: Who's Ultimately Responsible for Harm Done by Substitute Teachers?

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 01.08.2012 | Education
Carolyn Bucior

Yes, the substitute teachers are to blame for their own actions. But who is legally and morally responsible for putting them in charge of the children in the first place? The principal? The superintendent? The school board?

Porn-Star Substitute Teacher Is Bad? 3 Tips to Avoid Real Harm to Your Child

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 11.08.2011 | Parents
Carolyn Bucior

So you just heard that your child's substitute teacher is a hard-core, gay porn super-star who made movies with titles like Desperate Husbands and directed the Grabby Award-winning series World of Men. Is that all you got?

So You Think You Can Sub? U.S., UK, Japan Try Oddball Ideas To Replace Absent Teachers

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
Carolyn Bucior

Who can do substitute teaching work coolly and expertly and be willing to accept per diems that start at $40 and average $105? The answers -- from the U.S., the UK, and Japan -- may surprise you.

Kim Simac vs. Clarence Darrow: How Wisconsin Recalls and Miss USA Mirror Scopes Monkey Trial

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 10.02.2011 | Education
Carolyn Bucior

Eighty-six years later, the debate over evolution continues, its central ideologies as old and thoughtful as Copernicus, as new and thoughtless as Simac and Michele Bachmann, as inert as rosary beads, as combustible as pure hydrogen.

Lesson: Substitute Teaching's 'F' -- What Gwyneth and Cameron Can Teach Education Experts

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 09.17.2011 | Education
Carolyn Bucior

Gwyneth Paltrow is waffling on whether to return next season to her role as substitute teacher Holly Holiday in the TV hit series Glee. Holly, I hear you. Why would we take on such anarchic work for $18,000 a year when there are plenty of equitable alternatives?

WATCH: Teacher Allegedly Flips Out After Child Misspells Word

Posted 07.29.2011 | Education

In Cumberland County, N.C., a father is ready to press charges after a substitute teacher allegedly mistreated his son Alonzo for misspelling a word o...