Today, I received my first call to Substitute Teach. "Put me in coach", was my first thought. Something besides sitting and looking blankly at an ungrateful computer screen. I have to admit it had been almost a decade and a half since I had been in front of a classroom and more than two and a half decades since I was in a high school classroom.
It was fun. I was quite anxious before arriving this morning, going through all the things, I did not know and had forgotten. In my mind, I thought, "What is pi?", "The Battle of Hastings was when?", and "Where is Azerbaijan?".
Well good news, the students are the same now as they were when I was there. They are basically, good. Or at least the ones, I had were, and they still do the same stupid things that I did when I was that age. Who would have ever thought my parents would be right. Okay, but don't tell them.
I do not think the pay was but $50.00, but it was good to get out and see humans again. It was also funny to see, in my mind's eye, me and my stupid friends doing stupid things all over again.