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kitt kat
07-13-2009, 07:00 PM
Has anyone here done it (or still does?) I'm wondering how I could get ready for it for when I graduate in May because I know I won't have a job or be going to grad school right away...

Sleepingrock
07-13-2009, 07:04 PM
KK is gonna be a teacher??
Influencing the youth of tomorrow??

What are you hoping on teaching?

kitt kat
07-13-2009, 07:12 PM
I mean, teaching is my ultimate fallback plan, but I think it'll be a good way to get me on my feet after graduating.

I'd either want to do first grade or elementary music education; no middle school, no high school. Yuck.

miscorrections
07-13-2009, 07:13 PM
That's probably not the best fallback job right now.

boboso
07-13-2009, 07:16 PM
Aren't music and art classes begin cut in schools to save money?

buddy
07-13-2009, 07:18 PM
they always are. im getting my teaching credential right now, and lets just say im glad i currently have a job right now.

buddy
07-13-2009, 07:28 PM
subs are always in demand, though.

M Sparks
07-13-2009, 07:35 PM
I've done it. It's pretty easy in Arizona...

1) You get a fingerprint check at the sheriff's dept
2) They give you a card that says you're not a molester as far as they know
3) You take your college transcripts to the local Dept Of Education and get a license
4) You take the card and the license to the local school district and fill out the typical paperwork you need for a new job...and bang, you're a teacher, sort of.

My local school district is hooked up with something called Substitute Online, which is really nice. Teachers post their vacations there, so you can sign up for work in advance. (Better to get someone who's going on vacation, because they over prepare for you, as opposed to someone calling out sick.) You can pick and choose your assignments, too...you'll find pretty quick that there are some assignments more pleasant than others.

Personally, I found that I preferred Middle or High School to Elementary, even though I get along pretty well with older Elementary kids. The reason is, in Elementary, you are responsible for these kids entire day's education. You simply can't waste that day away...also, they have all day to learn your weaknesses. In middle/high school, you just have to keep them busy for an hour, and you can use the same tricks over and over each period.

Science class is a pretty easy assignment- the teacher always leaves a video on whatever topic they are covering, so you can pretty much do nothing and they are still learning. I used to like to take Special Ed assignments too. I used to manage a group home so I had experience, but as long as you have some patience with the handicapped, it's a good gig. The reason is, there are usually 5 or 6 teachers and aides in each class, so you aren't fully responsible for everything...you're just another helper. The other teachers are always very grateful too, as those positions often go unfilled. And finally, in my district, they pay an extra $20 a day for most special ed positions.

I also liked taking Gifted classes. I hated teaching math, even though I'm really good at math. I had trouble explaining things that were just obvious to me...I have a feeling this is why there are so many bad math teachers.

It's also fun to take classes somehow related to something you do outside of teaching. I am a video editor, and most high schools have some kind of video production classes. The kids will give you a lot more respect if you actually know what you're talking about.

PotVsKtl
07-13-2009, 07:36 PM
Sweet Lord God don't let this happen.

M Sparks
07-13-2009, 07:39 PM
I'd either want to do first grade or elementary music education; no middle school, no high school. Yuck.

That's what I thought too...turned out to be dead wrong. As long as you're substituting, give everything a try.

gaypalmsprings
07-13-2009, 08:27 PM
http://www.cfnews13.com/uploadedImages/Media/Video/Substitute%20Teacher.jpg

Cdubby
07-13-2009, 08:54 PM
I start in August. I'll let you know how it goes.

emtgreg
07-13-2009, 09:13 PM
Actually, from what I have been able to discern at a distance, KK is a Synthetic Learner, (Vs an Analytic one) which would make her a better teacher at lower grades rather than in the higher grades.

emtgreg
07-13-2009, 09:14 PM
Anyways, have you people MET the people that teach our youth? KK would be a huge step up...



























in looks!

LooseAtTheZoo
07-13-2009, 09:26 PM
Has anyone here done it (or still does?) I'm wondering how I could get ready for it for when I graduate in May because I know I won't have a job or be going to grad school right away...

Hopefully you don't have to teach spelling.

suprefan
07-13-2009, 09:35 PM
The lil kids are going to ask why she smells like her parents do. (cig smoke)

bug on your lip
07-14-2009, 05:36 AM
how can i work a kitt katt/skin flute joke in?

menikmati
07-14-2009, 08:07 AM
You'll have to take off those sunglasses. Can you do that?

Aurgasm
07-14-2009, 08:14 AM
just stay out of the hood. you'll be eaten alive

higgybaby23
07-14-2009, 08:21 AM
My wife has been a sub in AZ for the last 5 years. For her, it's a love/hate relationship. She loves having summers off, decent pay, short work days and little to no responsibility. She hates the fucked up school system, disrespectful students AND teachers, as well as relentless boredom. After subbing from K-12, she prefers high school because the kids are slightly more independent. Managing 20-30 hyperactive grade schoolers is truly a nightmare.

chairmenmeow47
07-14-2009, 08:53 AM
i had a friend substitute for awhile. she liked it, but didn't make much money and didn't always get work. i second the special ed suggestion though. my mother did this for many years when i was in grade school and found it fulfilling, but she's the type of person who is at her best with those struggling the most. best of luck.

Young blood
07-14-2009, 08:57 AM
just stay out of the hood. you'll be eaten alive

forzapoopreamoo is gangster.

bug on your lip
07-14-2009, 09:03 AM
at least we have real gangstas on the board looking out for us

BlackSwan
07-14-2009, 09:11 AM
Beat me to it...

Aurgasm
07-14-2009, 09:35 AM
^? lol@forzapoopremo.
can you imagine her trying to explain animal collective to a bunch of kids in watts? fuck i'd love to sit in on that one

gaypalmsprings
07-14-2009, 12:06 PM
http://www.baynews9.com/images/news/2008/3/24/lgteacher.jpg

bballarl
07-14-2009, 12:35 PM
I think I am going to have to do this too. Sigh.

Hannahrain
07-14-2009, 12:40 PM
Can't you just sell your body to unfulfilled housewives like other attractive young gentlemen?

higgybaby23
07-14-2009, 02:49 PM
i had a friend substitute for awhile. she liked it, but didn't make much money and didn't always get work. i second the special ed suggestion though. my mother did this for many years when i was in grade school and found it fulfilling, but she's the type of person who is at her best with those struggling the most. best of luck.

And I third it. For some reason, dealing with the special ed kids actually brightens my wife's day. But, I do think possessing a fair amount of compassion is a prerequisite.

chairmenmeow47
07-14-2009, 02:50 PM
And I third it. For some reason, dealing with the special ed kids actually brightens my wife's day. But, I do think possessing a fair amount of compassion is a prerequisite.

most definitely. i'm sure it helped my mother that my brother had gone through special education for awhile as well.

PotVsKtl
07-14-2009, 03:48 PM
lol ur brothers a retard

kitt kat
07-14-2009, 05:11 PM
ok, spelling was always my worst subject, guys. weird that writing was always my best.

anyway...


just stay out of the hood. you'll be eaten alive

well, i tutor and do after school programs for elementary kids in the hood and i do just fine.

apparently in california i have to take some GED-like test. ugh. standardized testing can suck my balls.

i like teaching younger kids anyway. they don't have the attitudes their older counterparts do, they're eager and excited about learning...and since language(s) were always my strong point, i love working with young kids because they're learning how to read and write at those stages; i find reading, phonics, and grammar to be the subjects with the most potential variety in lesson plans.

and from my experiences, little kids fucking LOVE animal collective. hahahaa.

Hannahrain
07-14-2009, 05:14 PM
guys.

Please stop using misogynistic hatespeak. Uterus '09!

kitt kat
07-14-2009, 05:15 PM
"PEOPLES"

Hannahrain
07-14-2009, 05:18 PM
Your quotation marks are reminiscent of tiny twin phalluses. You hate women. You think women should be seen and not heard. You're simply awful.

suprefan
07-14-2009, 05:25 PM
and from my experiences, little kids fucking LOVE animal collective. hahahaa.


0:39, video doesnt lie. And they scream like you would I imagine.

QhjSTXbPrUY

boboso
07-14-2009, 05:35 PM
Hopefully you know Spanish because if you get stuck in the hood you are going to have to learn how to teach to kids that don't understand a word that your a saying.

PotVsKtl
07-14-2009, 07:03 PM
Maybe you should learn English before spouting off about minorities.

suprefan
07-14-2009, 07:05 PM
Hopefully you know Spanish because if you get stuck in the hood you are going to have to learn how to teach to kids that don't understand a word that your a saying.

She is a spoiled rich kid from San Jose, doubt it.

MissingPerson
07-14-2009, 07:07 PM
Hate shrivels you, people.

BlackSwan
07-14-2009, 07:42 PM
I was going to post something hateful, but MP's post kinda sucked the fun out of it.

MissingPerson
07-14-2009, 07:45 PM
Because of the shrivelling.

BlackSwan
07-14-2009, 07:47 PM
No, but I assume sucking would help the shrivelling.

MissingPerson
07-14-2009, 07:48 PM
Ooh-er, Missus.

Ye wha?

That's what she said.

liquidsnake28
07-16-2009, 06:21 AM
Hehe, after reading this thread it sounds like this bitch is gettin shanked!

amyzzz
07-16-2009, 09:56 AM
Another night-time thread that I totally missed. I think about doing this sometimes, just don't know if I could handle it since my own kids drive me crazy..

liquidsnake28
07-16-2009, 10:50 AM
Just keep an eye out for those customized crayons and pencils, kit kat.

:thu

bballarl
07-16-2009, 11:08 AM
Anyone remember Yikes pencils? Anyone?

Cdubby
07-16-2009, 11:11 AM
5th grade (1994) about 5 people in my class had a competition to see who could collect the most yikes pencils. Those were a major status symbol at the time.

menikmati
07-16-2009, 11:18 AM
Anyone remember Yikes pencils? Anyone?

haha yes! Good ol' 5 and 6th grade.

miscorrections
07-16-2009, 11:21 AM
I remember those. How the hell did they get so popular? And why did everyone use pencils in grade school? I hate writing in pencil.

bballarl
07-16-2009, 11:25 AM
5th grade (1994) about 5 people in my class had a competition to see who could collect the most yikes pencils. Those were a major status symbol at the time.

We had the same thing happen, only we were in 1st and 2nd grades. I vividly remember the competitions over them. The other ridiculous status symbol I remember was the Goldenrod Crayola crayon. I don't know why we coveted this, but we did.