From: Ginny Dexter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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) Gin 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 > ============================================================== > Please visit the students' web page http://www.gatecom.com/~shumate > The Town of Gibraltar has a page http://www.gatecom.com/gibraltar > My page as Science Teacher is http://www.gatecom.com/~lauralou > AND visit Posey the Turtle at http://www.ili.net/~lauralou > You might find the Gibraltar Teachers' page interesting > http://www.ili.net/~gibtea > =============================================================== > ---------- Ginny Dexter Email:email@example.com