I subbed for over three years for special ed and elementary classrooms. I LOVED it! I looked forward every day to going to a new class and working with a new group of students. Along the way I got a teaching certification. Then I worked an LTS assignment from August to December. I'm back to subbing now and I'm getting very frustrated... it's lost a lot of its appeal for me. I miss my students, I miss working at the same place every day, I miss teaching. I go in to classrooms and tend to go home feeling upset because it just bothers me so much that I'm not in charge and that the teacher is yelling at the kids or I'm supposed to give out worksheets that are obviously way to easy or too much than the kids can handle. There's a lot of negativity in schools that I never noticed before. And I hate being treated like dirt by aides or school personnel - at least until they realize I am totally capable of handling a roomful of autistic preschoolers! I just want my job back.... I don't feel like I'm making a difference anymore. I just feel like a warm body in the room... which is honestly not what I felt like before. :-( Has anyone else dealt with this? Does it get better?