Dealing with Substitute Teachers
Posted December 9, 2009on:
I was out yesterday, I knew I would be out, so I gave work to my physics classes on Monday, they knew the assignment was to be done in class when I was out on Tuesday. Honors did as instructed, although the sub was left instructions to share the solution manual with them if they were stuck. He did not, they were frustrated because he didn’t bother to read the entire 50 word instructions I left him.
The sub decided it was okay for my other physics class to watch a video I left for my physical science students. He told them they can watch the video and just do the work for homework. None of them were at all prepared for today. I was furious, not just at the kids, but at the adult that was paid to be there. I sent an email of the event to my principal, but I know what she is going to say – we can’t find people who will come in, they all want lots of notice.
I think the next time, I’m going to leave a box of crayons. I mean really, why bother?