having my fabulous co-teachers replaced with substitutes really makes me appreciate them even more...
one of the substitutes is actually fabulous, but she is a retired teacher from an inner-city and so her methods are just... not what i'm use to. last year when she subbed for my first grade class she bribed them with DOLLAR BILLS and called a child a Bi*** when the child was within hearing distance. i asked for her not to come back, but these days we're desperate for subs.
she is actually pretty good with them, she just has a different standard of how to talk/interact with the kiddos.
at least she speaks english.