Chaffey Joint Union High School District Employer Reviews
Job Work/Life Balance
Chaffey Joint Union High School District
Job Work/Life Balance
How I learned to be a good substitute teacher
Substitute teacher (Current Employee), Chaffey JUHSD, Ontario, CA – June 19, 2014
Pros: gaining class room experience and in confidence as a teacher and aleader
A typical day at work is alternately simple or challenging. My main responsibilities are to carry out the classroom teacher's lesson plan, help the students, and make sure that they y are dfulfilling the day's asignment. These tasks may sound uncomplicated, and usually there are very few problems.
On the other hand, I also encounter some younger, less-mature – more... students, who prefer to spend the time talking with a friend. These students like to take advantage of a substutute teacher. A few of them have actually told me that the "sub" has no authority in the classroom! Fortunately, only a small percentage of the students have such attitudes. Most do not cause such trouble. But if they do, there are a few things that I can do to hold them accountable. For instance, I tell them that I will collect their class work at the end of the period. Then I warn them that when Mrs. Smith returns, the students' work will show her which students worked and which ones wasted time. This warning is usually enough to get the talkers to stop wasting time and to start working.
Naturally, when students are determined to misbehave and waste class time, it is my least enjoyable and most difficult day at work. At such times, I must continually walk around and monitor the students.
Of course, even the difficult days at my job are not completely negative; they are positive challenges from which I can learn. Dealing with challenging students has helped me improve in classroom leadership and management. At times, I have successfully motivated some students to try to accomplish something worthwhile.
Moreover, there have been many good times when I have been able to interact with some of the students, not onlyto help them but also to get to know them and their character.
Most importantly, through enduring the hard times I have learned that it helps to be organized. As an example, it is absolutely necessary to arrive iearly in the class room so that I can study the lesson plans and locat all materials. I need to make all preparations write instructions on the board, etc.) before the students arrive. These small steps help to avoid many discipline problems before they start.
As for co-workers, a substitute teacher does not get many opportunities to work with others on the job. Most of the time, I am the only adult in the classroom. But I have met a few teachers that I have admired for ther creativity and their love for teaching. – less
Dean of Discipline/Guidance Counselor (Former Employee), Ontario, CA – June 16, 2012
Pros: academics and athletics are highly competive and scores in some of the state best rankings
Cons: administration is a revolving door and although one may be the best the next may be the worst
Chaffey Joint Union HS District is one of the best districts to work for, Highly professional environment and students are in a rich affluent socioeconomic area with dual parent households for the most part that provides to intense community support, Counseling staff is efficient and highly knowledgable and profficient in providing resources and support – more... above and beyond the norm, The superintendent is one of the best! API and AYP scores are in the top state rankings every year, athletics have a high percentage of division 1 student athlete acceptance, lots of college bound students in this area, student rallies often bring back professional athletes and profesional performers as a special experience for students and staff to enjoy, lots of funding in this district as it has a board of trustees and grant writers that seem to be some of the best in the state, lots of staff from California colleges and universities makes it highly cometitive and allows for a sense of connection to the southern california community, the annual parade at the district office can be compared to the Rose Parade as far as the talent these school bands provide. – less