HOORAY (AS A FORMER SUB TEACHER MYSELF) THE 5 YEAR-OLDS RAN RINGS AROUND ME!
THINGS ARE LOOKING UP FOR THIS SUBSTITUTE TEACHER
It’s only fair that I should share my good news with you, after all the angst I’ve dumped since beginning my new adventure as a substitute teacher. Today I found my sweet spot — with the five-year-olds.
The initial shock & trauma brought on by six days of “teaching” a rambunctious first and second grade class lessened after a week of recovery. I read several books on classroom management in the interim. I then subbed for a few days with a different class of the same age group, and I could tell I was learning some of the tricks of the trade. We saw a play in DC and watched a dance recital, so there were perks, but I still came away feeling that I had been pummeled and crushed and mangled and tossed in the dumpster each afternoon.
I spent one…
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