Tag Archives: substitute teaching

“Everybody Get Off the Yellow Line!”

A few months ago I went to the March for Our Lives in Cleveland.  I took my mom and her friend with me.  My mom had never been to a protest before, and I wanted her to experience what one … Continue reading

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Going Back to Not Cleveland

I went back to Not Cleveland last weekend.  Not Cleveland is the city where I took a teaching job at a charter school, only to be laid off one month after I started.  I spent the rest of the school … Continue reading

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Substitute Teaching, ie What I Did Not Write About: Preparing for Active Shooters

Back when I was substitute teaching, we would occasionally have discussions about how to handle an active shooter. The way active shooters are handled in buildings has changed dramatically.   The previous practice was to have lock downs.  This would involve … Continue reading

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Substitute Teaching, ie What I Did Not Write About: Beginnings

Note: The events in this series took place between September of 2013 and September of 2014.   I took my first substitute teaching job at a high school in a wealthy suburb.  In many ways, it was very similar to … Continue reading

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Unemployment, ie What I Did Not Write About: Interviewing for Substitute Teaching Positions

I want to stress for clarifications that the events described in this series took place between 2013 and 2014. I went to my first interview for a substitute teaching profession a little over a week after I had been laid … Continue reading

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Unemployment, ie What I Did Not Write About: Reality Sinks In

For the weekend, I had no feelings of sadness. I called my friends and family and told them how the last day had gone. I went to the library and rented Superman and The Wrath of Khan on DVD. On … Continue reading

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Why I Write Films About Women

There are times when I wonder how much longer I will continue my series Films About Women. I am thinking that I may take a break from that series next March. I may take it up again at a later … Continue reading

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