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Broward County: Substitute teachers to get extra pay averaging ...

There are 28 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Oct 19, 2007, titled Broward County: Substitute teachers to get extra pay averaging .... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

For the first time in nearly a decade, substitute teachers in Broward County will soon see larger paychecks.

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Anonymous

Pompano Beach, FL

#23 May 1, 2008
***This passage relates to my experience as a HIGHSCHOOL substitute teacher***

Substitute teaching is an awesome job in my opinion! The job is intended for part-timers, not full-timers, which is why you cannot expect the pay to be equal to that of a full-time career job... It is currently $11.27 an hour in my area, which is spectacular when compared to other part-time jobs. I worked like a slave as a teller in a bank for $9.00 an hour; I also worked for the City's Recreation department for $8.00 an hour... and as a Substitute, I get payed more for babysitting while doing my college homework or whatever the hell I please! This job is perfect for college students or people needing a part-time job; not those seeking the pay and benefits of a good full-time job worthy of college pay. As far as students behavior is concerned, I have yet to have any serious problems; the trick is to be authoritative but down to eath; but not 2 strict. I let them do talk and work in groups, etc... as long as they know that their assignments are due back to me @ the end of the period 4 grading; if they start to get out of control/loud, just correct them immediately and u'll be fine. It's not rocket science; u need to relate to the kids; they wont respect someone who comes in for one day and tries to run the class like an authoritarian dictator or their primary teacher... Bring something to do so ur not bored and bother the kids, and let them primarily manage themselves!!!***This only relates to HIGHSCHOOLERS; the higher the grade, the easier it is.***
SubTeach

Boynton Beach, FL

#24 Jul 21, 2008
I am a substitute teacher in Broward. I was assigned a class at a middle school. I loved the experience and agree that teaching higher grades is a little less challenging.

In Broward County, a sub is considered just a breathing body. Payment is low, benefits are none, and appreciation by administrative staff and the School Board is nil.

I am in school to obtain a higher paying position.
Justin

United States

#25 Aug 7, 2008
Clinton suxxxx wrote:
Substitute teacher = glorified baby sitter
How serious does the classroom get when they see a sub ?
Yes, it may seem to some as glorified, but what is teaching? In this state all they care about is passing the F.C.A.T. what has happened to TEACHING? As for the sub comment, if there were no subs teachers would have to work every school day themselves. It's just that a person who takes the place of a teacher and continues the lesson(a substitute). Here to no child left behind...what a joke with the budget cuts we are having in education.
Terrel

Port Angeles, WA

#26 Oct 2, 2008
Clinton suxxxx wrote:
Substitute teacher = glorified baby sitter
How serious does the classroom get when they see a sub ?
I was wondering how much guest teachers earn a month?
tryin to keep the faith

Boca Raton, FL

#27 Jul 8, 2009
I've been at this since 1992: I've subbed and taught full time as well. This system is obviously flawed like many governmental bureaucratic systems. No s***. It has been literal hell working in this field.
Why do I stay? Because the Kids ARE THE BOTTOM LINE. THEY NEED US. WE MAY BE THE ONLY REAL ROLE MODEL THEY EVER GET. THEN MAYBE WHEN THEY GROW UP THEY WILL BE ABLE TO FIX THE THINGS WE ALREADY F***ED UP.
Lori

Pompano Beach, FL

#28 Dec 1, 2009
I have a Bachelors degree and I've been out of work for 9 months. Being a Sub will be a career change for me and a huge drop in salary. I would be more than happy to accept any job at this point.At this point all I want is a job and teaching has always been something I've wanted to do. I don't care that the substitute pay is that low. I might change that tune in a few months, but in the meantime I'll be working and taking the courses needed for full time teacher certification. I find the career change something I'm looking forward to. After all, good teachers are needed and I'll be grateful to have the part time sub work until my certification is finished. We all know teachers are underpaid, but we should all be grateful they are raising our kids.
leo

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#30 Jan 4, 2013
The school supridentent need to psy the subs more period. $11.27 an hour is not giid especiakkg nkw thw Glorida minimum psy has gone up
Stop Crabbing

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#31 Jun 1, 2013
Look if u don't like the pay find another job. The profession is for people who want to teach people. Get your sorry, crabby ass out of the classroom! I wouldn't want you teaching my kid with that horrible attitude. Maybe if you didn't blog so much nonsense you'd seem more valuable.

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