I was invited to substitute teach today for a wonderful Civics’ teacher at Jefferson High School. I met him several times on past assignments for other teachers and gave him by business card in case he would be willing to invite me to substitute for him. He teaches Civics to 11th and 12th grades. Richard Nixon and Domestic/Foreign Affairs respectively. He made the day easy with handouts, worksheets and study guides. What was absolutely amazing is that he had coffee waiting for me when I arrived.
NOW THIS WAS A FIRST!
No teacher ever provided me with K-cups of coffee. I usually bring these to work but ironically ran out a few days ago and this was a very welcome surprise.
The BIG SURPRISE. During my 2nd Period the phone rang and it was Washington High School calling to offer me a 1 month long term substitute position to teach Science. I quickly accepted the job and start tomorrow morning. To make sure I am completely in accordance with the disciplinary rules at WHS I plan to arrive early at the school tomorrow morning to speak with a member of the Administration to understand how they want me to manage the classroom. I have substituted in this particular room before and recall that some of the students can be rambunctious and hard to handle and want to be sure I know what is allowed in disciplining students who misbehave.
I am really looking forward to this new experience.
I also had a chance to join the American Federation of Teachers today with a rep who was visiting Jefferson High School at lunch. The first time in my life that I have become a UNION MEMBER. That is also exciting for me.
Since today was also the New York Primary, I held an ad-hoc election in all the classes and the final results are below… Hopefully a sign of the West Virginia results.