I’ve missed you all! I realize I haven’t written in some time, but that is unfortunately due to my chaotic schedule! Am I STILL SUBBING? Yes. Am I teaching at all? YES! Even though it is only part-time, I am teaching, and that is very exciting. What else have I been doing? Developing another wonderful blog! But, I digress. Although I’ve been devoted to many other writing projects and jobs, I have made it my mission to update the tales of substituting this month!
Stay tuned to hear about my interactions in….wait for it…drumroll please….AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASSROOM. Believe me, you will get a good laugh.
While reading the Freshly Pressed articles today, I came across two amazing blogs, Eleventh Stack and Helen Abraham Photography. Be sure to check them out!
Teachers’ hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or 10 months per year! It’s time we put things into perspective and pay them for what they do – babysit!
We can get that for minimum wage.
That’s right. Let’s give them $3.00 an hour and only the hours they worked; not any of that silly planning time, or any time they spend before or after school. That would be $19.50 a day (7:45 to 3:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch and plan–that equals 6 1/2 hours). Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now how many students do they teach in a day…maybe 30? So that’s $19.50 x 30 = $585.00 a day. However, remember they only work 180 days a year!!! I am not going to pay them for any vacations. LET’S SEE…. That’s $585 X 180= $105,300 per year. (Hold on! My calculator needs new batteries). What about those special education teachers and the ones with Master’s degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage ($7.75), and just to be fair, round it off to $8.00 an hour. That would be $8 X 6 1/2 hours X 30 children X 180 days = $280,800 per year.
Wait a minute — there’s something wrong here! There sure is! The average teacher’s salary (nation wide) is $50,000. $50,000/180 days = $277.77/per day/30 students=$9.25/6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student–a very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even EDUCATE YOUR kids and undo the damage that YOU caused!) WHAT A DEAL!!!!
Make a teacher smile; re-post this to show appreciation for all educators ♥
I realize that this isn’t the normal post, but, for all you New Yorker’s out there….
Please take the two seconds and vote in the News 12 Haunted House Poll. Nyctophobia and Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse of Horrors favorites of Tales of Substitution, and they should be the TOP TWO.
Do. It. Now.
Please and thank you.
No words can express how AWESOME this is..more people should be like the Kindness Girl.
My words will not do it justice, you must check it out yourself.
Over the past couple of days I have seen so many of my students in town, preparing to leave for COLLEGE!
#1 It makes me feel so old that they’re all leaving for their freshman years.
#2 It make me so proud that they’ve gotten themselves to this point, many of these kids never thought that they would graduate high school let alone go to college.
Kudos to you all, you’ve made me so proud!