New Substitute Regulations

Discussion in 'Substitute Teachers' started by RainStorm, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. RainStorm

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    I'm just shaking my head. The county where I live in Florida has just changed their policy due to the severe substitute teacher shortage. You now only have to have a high school diploma to become a substitute teacher here. You also don't need any experience with children.

    I guess they did what they had to do, because right now, if you are out and need a sub, one probably can't be found, and your class will be split. The teachers who have to take your students get a small extra payment (that was negotiated by the local union, because before, the district was just using class splitting to keep from hiring subs at all.) Still, I just can't imagine an 18 year old with no experience being put in charge of a kindergarten, or even a high school calculus class.
     
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  3. YoungTeacherGuy

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    I had no business being a substitute teacher at the age of 18. I was making some really goofy decisions at that age.
     
  4. futuremathsprof

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    The continued decline that is public schools.

    Good grief.
     
  5. Milsey

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    You can dismount from your high horse now. It's mostly babysitting anyway. HS , they have very little to do but watch teenagers, make sure they stay in their seats.If you went to college for a useless degree in like women's studies or communications, it's not going to be much help teaching third graders.
     
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    Oh my goodness, lol!
     
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