How A Student Should Behave With A Substitute?


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How to Act With a Substitute Teacher
Your regular teacher can not be in the classroom every day. There are times that she will get sick, have meetings to attend, or have other things to do that will keep her away from class. When your teacher can not be there, the school will hire a substitute teacher to teach the class in her absence. Enter the classroom quietly and sit in your assigned seat if you have one. Answer to your name when he takes attendance. Show the substitute teacher the same respect that you show your regular teacher. Do not be rude or disruptive while she is teaching the class. If your peers goof off and treat the substitute disrespectfully, refuse to join in. Understand that everything is new for the substitute. He probably doesn't know the class routine. He is not your regular teacher and might not do everything exactly the same as your regular teacher. Just because his style or methods are different does not mean they are wrong. Help the substitute teacher to learn the class routines and schedules if she asks for your help. Cooperate with the substitute teacher and do what he asks you to if it is reasonable. If he makes unreasonable requests, discuss the problem with another teacher. Follow instructions of the substitute teacher and do all the work that she asks you to do. Behave the way your regular teacher would expect you to behave. The substitute teacher will report back to your regular teacher to let him know how the class behaved. Be in your seat when they come in. The last thing a sub wants to see when they come into a classroom is all the kids out of their seat. Answer correctly when they take attendance. Don't pretend to be someone else. Listen to their instructions. There will most likely be work left behind for you to do. Or, you may just get a free period. Follow their instructions. If they give you work, do the work. Don't organize a classroom strike. Your teacher will become very upset if you do. If you need to pass in the assignment, pass it in. If you are supposed to bring it home to finish, bring it home to finish. Be respectful and leave when the class ends, unless you are asked to stay for some reason. Help the teacher if they need help. Do what they say, unless it is something inappropriate, in which case you should find another teacher or faculty member and tell them what is going on. Do your work. You will have to do it later anyway when your teacher comes back and it will probably be marked late. Sit in your assigned seat if you have one. If you decide to use the bathroom or roam the halls, don't take longer than you normally would. If your substitute is being bossy, just follow their instructions. You only need to put up with them for one class. When your teacher returns, tell them the problem you had with that sub, and they can do something about it. Remember that your behavior reflects on your teacher. If you behave badly, it will make your regular teacher look bad. Be aware that the sub will mark down the names of disruptive students. Keep your mouth shut at all times. This makes the substitute think you can be trusted to help her. If they are on your case, make them a gift that symbolizes, 'I am good, and that I will try my hardest to prove it.' Don't take advantage of the substitute teacher. Don't hide the assignment don’t do anything you wouldn't normally do with your regular teacher. Don't ask the sub anything inappropriate or rude.
Meta Forrest Profile
Meta Forrest answered
You should treat a substitute teacher with respect, they are trying to help you with their knowledge and experience
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Brad G , Why do you even ask the question?, answered

If you are confused because other students do not treat the teacher right, then you are giving those other students too much of your attention.  You will end up wasting a lot of time copying the behaviors of people that are not doing the right things. - Those other student's behavior is not what you want to copy in regards to how they treat the teacher. - And if you are copying other bad behaviors from those same students then you should take a hard look at that too.  Don't hang with people doing crummy stuff; get away from them any way you have to.  Have some guts to treat people right, and not going along like a sheep with the look-who-is-bad boys and girls.

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Yo Kass
Yo Kass commented
Good answer! Why do you think substitute teachers get so much hassle anyway?

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