I will say that I think we need to change the way we look at our Sub system. The orientation did not really talk about teaching strategies or how to teach.
I just know how the sub things works from a teacher standpoint. I literally had a sub who brought his guitar and played music the whole time. Luckily I had set a good tone for the year and *most of my students did their assignment while he played...some even asked to go in the hall and work.
That's the kind of stuff I'm talking about...we should tell subs that they MUST follow the lesson plans..as a high school teacher, I don't have time to waste a day. I used to feel like I couldn't get sick because I knew it'd be like blowing off a day :/
I'm hoping I can change that and be the kind of sub that teachers want :) I think I'm going to make a little notepad with my name and sub ID on it so I can leave notes for the teachers. I might make a little business card to leave them to, that way if they like what I did, they can request me :)
What do y'all think? Does that sound like a good idea?