Re: Substitute teaching
I haven't subbed, but I've taught the rough crowd of students at the trade school/associate degree level, so if you find yourself on a long-term sub assignment, this might help. If you pass out assignments, you will have to decide whether you expect students to do their own work or not, because you will probably have students trying to turn in the exact same assignment. If you catch anyone cheating, know the school policy, tell that that you are failing them on that assignment and if they wish to dispute it, they can speak with the administration. Usually they back down because they know they were busted. Just in case, save copies of everything. Sometimes students will wait till you're gone to accuse you of unfairness or some failure on your part to follow school policy, thinking they will keep you from getting hired again. Usually, administration officials know what they're trying to do, but just in case, it's good to have your own paper trial to fall back on.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.