I spent several years in my own classroom. Last year, I decided I needed a change and am spending this year as a substitute teacher, with hopes of becoming a "permanent" teacher in the near future. Because of the many differences between where I taught, and where I hopefully will teach, I began to wonder: is subbing really that bad? I mean, other than the anxiety.... So, here are my questions: How many teachers out there got a start as a substitute? and Is there anyone that misses being a substitute? Just wondering.... Thanks for your input!!!