substitute teaching

Lord give us your eyes, right here in our own city

June 7, 2012

Dear friends, I’ve written this post before. Except that I haven’t. The message is the same.  I’ve put this off. Because I’ve said it before. Because you might be tired of my subbing stories. Because I am breaking a rule of good blogging and posting without a picture. But the message is still burning in […]

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Another lesson from subbing

June 1, 2012

Linking up today with those who love writing and who enjoy a 5-minute writing exercise and then encourage each other with comments. Such fun. Join us at Gypsy Mama. No qualifications needed! Today’s word: See I spent the morning subbing for a teacher’s aide in a middle school special ed room. Substitute aides don’t have […]

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The Girl No One Will Play With

January 30, 2012
Playground Bullies

Welcome to part 4, the last in a series of posts on what God has taught me so far through substitute teaching. Getting paid to spy on my girls and their friends is a bonus of subbing at their school. School policy prevents me from subbing in their classrooms, but I can sub as a […]

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Opening my eyes to the world around me: Sub Lesson #3

January 26, 2012

Welcome to part 3 of Lessons from Substitute Teaching: How a Job Helped Me Lose My Selfishness. If you missed part of the series, click here for part 1 on My identity in Christ and here for part 2 on Do Something You Can’t Do Well. Joe’s shirt was dirty, always. And he sat in the […]

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Do something you can’t do well: sub lesson #2

January 25, 2012

Welcome to Lessons from Substitute Teaching: How a Job Helped Me Lose Some Selfishness. This is the second in a 4 part series. For the first part, click here. For the third part click here. Substitute teaching is a bad job for perfectionists. A new sub job is a guaranteed mediocre performance with a high […]

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