I am doing an observation( middle school - science) in order to get into a credential program. I watch three different classrooms and observe everything that goes on in there. I usually watch veteran teachers. Today there was a sub in one of the classrooms. My god! I couldn't believe those kids could be so disruptive and chatty
These are 8th graders and half the class was talking and not doing what they were supposed to do. THe sub ( is a retired teacher) reminded them to stay on task. One of the students said ok loudly and ( softly the b word)
The teacher couldn't hear this. He then called me hey and started asking me questions. I told him not to call me hey and that he need to work and not talk to me. I love science. I used to be an aide in an elementary school. I don't want to be a sub who gets walked all over. How can I effectively keep the students on task and do better than just survive. I haven't even started subbing but today was terrifying.
How to handle defiance and chatty ones who never seem to care?