Thursday, November 29, 2012

A High School English Teacher

I subbed in a brand new school today.
The place was huge.  After the secretary took me to my classroom, I was worried that I would never find my way back to the office.  I also had to take the kids down to the library for my first class.  Since I had no idea where that was, and I didn't want to show weakness, I just said, "alright guys, let's head to the library."  Then followed them.  By the end of the class period, I was concerned that I might not be able to find my way back to the classroom.

During my first class, while I was in the middle of taking attendance, a  student yelled out, "do you believe in Bigfoot?"
Later in the same class I was treated to, "if you could be any animal, what would you be?"

Lastly, for all you "real" teachers out there, please heed these words of wisdom from a friend of mine subbing in Alaska:
Worst thing a teacher can do to a sub? Only provide thirty minutes of work for an hour and twenty minute class.


  1. "..provide (only) thirty minutes of work for an hour and twenty minute class"

    True Dat!!

  2. " you believe in Bigfoot?"

    My usual response to something like that would be:
    "I don't know? Just how big ARE your feet?"