I had a fantastic teaching workshop today, created just for subs! It was free and so very well done. The presenter gave us each a book all about classroom management, behavioral issues to contend with and how to do it, teaching on the fly, being prepared etc. etc. etc. It was very good and I learned a lot. I also found that some techniques I used by instinct were recommended in the book as strategies for class management. Like if a group of students are talking in one area of the class, get closer to them. I've talked to a class and monitered them standing right next to the kids who were talking. Having me right there made them quiet.
Well, I don't teach all next week anyway because we're going to Mom and Dad's for Thanksgiving. It will be SO nice to have a change of scenery and give that boy to his grandparents to play with. He's been a handful lately! We'll have internet access which will be essential for watching our auctions and answering any emails. But I'm really looking forward to seeing my sister who lives in SoCal and hasn't seen Aidan in a year! Will write more soon.