Substitute teaching can be a learning experience
Tracie Macy, The Hennessey Clipper
When I first moved back to Hennessey 15 years ago, I decided to substitute teach. I’m not sure what I was thinking at the time, but I tried it, and surprisingly, I survived.
The elementary age group is comparable to shopping on Black Friday. There is lots of movement, noise and chaos. When you get home you’re excited that you survived it, only you’re too exhausted to celebrate.
High school kids are slower paced physically, but mentally they will try to wear you down with all their attempts to get out of class and not do any work. I was constantly trying to stay one step ahead of their attempts to run amuck.
There was one high school boy who I won’t ever forget. Read More...