I wonder what life is like for a substitute teacher. Are they inspired by the novelty that each day brings? Or do they spend each day fending off flying objects and counting down the minutes?
“Manhattanville’s School of Education”:http://www.manhattanville.edu/education/INDEX.HTML is hosting a Ã¢â‚¬Å“Substitute Teacher InstituteÃ¢â‚¬? tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan. 31) for those considering such a vocation. There is a shortage of subs in the region, says Assistant Dean Laura Bigaouette, particularly Spanish speakers and teachers of math or science.
Some people find subbing a good way to try out teaching, break into the job market or keep busy in retirement. The pay ranges from $75 to $95 a day, Bigaouette said. Subs seem to band together on the Internet, sharing “tips like these”:http://www.qnet.com/~rsturgn/during.htm from “Mr. Sturgeon’s Tricks of the Trade”:http://www.qnet.com/~rsturgn/index.htm: Walk around the class. Don’t smile until you are in control. And when someone asks about subject material and you don’t know the answer, respond with, “What do you think?”
Tomorrow’s program is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Reid Castle on the Manhattanville campus in Purchase. Elmsford, New Rochelle, Ossining, Port Chester and White Plains school representatives will take part in a Ã¢â‚¬Å“how-toÃ¢â‚¬? panel. For information call (914) 323-5482 or email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.