I am taking over a 4th grade class in less than a month for the rest of the year, to cover a maternity leave. In the meantime, I am subbing in this room two days every week while the regular teacher has stress tests done for her baby. I am really starting to struggle with the fact that my general expectations for the students are different from the regular teacher’s expectations. Little things like raising your hand to answer a question and not shouting out, transitioning quietly, and walking down the hallway silently are things I prefer my students to do and this teacher simply does not expect so much (I observed her room for two days before I started subbing, so I know this for a fact). As you could imagine, it’s difficult to get the kids to behave better for a substitute than they do their regular teacher. Once I take the class over full time, I will most likely take 10-15 minutes each of the first few days to practice these things and get them down, but what do I do in the meantime? Just suck it up? I feel like a failure when my class can’t do these simple things, but it also isn’t fair for me to ask them to follow a different set of rules with me than they do with their regular teacher. Any advice? Do I just need to patiently wait it out until the class is my own for the rest of the year? I should probably also add that I am a first year teacher. I just finished student teaching in November so part of it may be that I’m still trying to get my feet wet with subbing and teaching in general, and as a result I'm doubting myself a bit. If anyone has any input or similar experiences they could share that would be great. Thanks!