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Substitutes Deserve More Credit

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Kaitlynn Gray
A sad substitute stands next to a happy teacher.

Substitute teachers cover a lot of different classes and have to teach students, and some students often don’t like to follow directions and disrupt the class. In some cases when substitutes are covering a class there is at least one or more students that don’t like to follow the rules. Substitute teachers aren’t appreciated enough, and deserve more credit.

Many substitutes are not able to effectively reinforce the rules, this can lead to students taking advantage of the situation and breaking the rules. This may encourage students to misbehave because they think they won’t get in trouble and will be able to do whatever they want. Students and staff members should appreciate substitute teachers more because substitutes take time out of their day to fill in for missing teachers. The students can help out substitutes tremendously by following the rules, directions and not talking while the substitute is talking. Staff members can also help out substitute teachers by giving them pointers and help them use the correct actions when a student is misbehaving or other issues.

Substitute teachers do not get paid enough even though they have to teach kids, some of whom can be annoying. Substitute teachers who don’t have a degree get paid $112.50 per day, while subs with a degree get paid $120.00 per day, according to the Fauquier County Miscellaneous Pay Scale. These salaries aren’t that different; subs with a degree just get $8 more. Both non-degreed and degreed substitutes should get paid the same amount because they both teach students, give directions that the teacher has provided, make sure everyone is following the rules and staying on task. Substitute teachers both non-degreed and degreed deserve to get paid more, around $200 dollars a day.

At the end of the day substitute teachers try their best to keep the students on track while the teacher is gone and teach the most they can so the students don’t just sit around and do nothing. Students and staff can go a long way in helping substitute teachers succeed.

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Kaitlynn Gray, Staff
Hi, my name is Kaitlynn and I am a new staff member of The Falconer. I am a sophomore this year, and this is my first year with The Falconer. I really like to write and love playing video games with friends! I’m excited to start working with the Falconer this year!
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