Re: Ideas needed.

From: Ginny Dexter <>
Subject: Re: Ideas needed.
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 09:17:59 -0600 (CST)

Dear Laura,
	Can you "interview" the subs? You will be out a long time and I 
would want to be sure to get someone who will "carry-on".  I try and meet 
with my sub and lay out the lessons in person. It might help to actively 
look for a good sub.  Good Luck! I think there may be atleast one sub out 
there who might have the same "philosophy" as you. (I hope)
On Thu, 27 Feb 
1997, Laura Bashlor wrote:

> For all teachers involved in "Live From..." or other electronic projects,
> A new problem just surfaced.  I am going to be out of the classroom for
> from 2 to 3 weeks (operation).  We are short of substitute teachers in
> Michigan and using some who do little more than baby-sit.  I was asked to
> just have a LOT of reading and writing for the three science classes...all
> bookwork because that is all the sub can do and if the students aren't kept
> VERY busy they will be uncontrolled.
> What happens to all of  my work on Antarctica, Mars, technology, Lab
> Activities?  Why aren't students leaving college able to do more than
> "baby-sit"?  
> My own daughter is in her senior year at "the best" teacher college in
> Michigan and there have been NO technology nor classroom management classes
> offered.  She has had two 4 credit linguistic classes, however, and as I
> look at what is being presented I don't see them as relevant.  No wonder we
> have substitute teachers who have no classroom skills.  
> I wonder if I will be able to pick up where I left off with the students or
> if all will have been lost with only a few days back in the classroom
> before Spring Vacation and then a few more weeks until end of the year.  My
> March Morning Star/Comet watch party plans, needless to say have been
> canceled.  Any ideas?
> Laura Bashlor
> Shumate Middle School
> Gibraltar, Michigan
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Ginny Dexter