So...I've posted here a couple of times. I'm a graduate student getting my license in ESL. I was asked to take a 3 week long sub position as a math and science teacher in an inner city school. Despite not being a math or science teacher, I agreed because I figured there would be lesson plans and it would be a good experience. Well, there have been no lesson plans provided to me. I have no help from admin. I have no science or math books for these kids. It's a fight to get copy paper. I'm expected to assign, teach, and grade work. I'm also expected to conduct parent teacher conferences, meet with parents, make calls home, etc (all on a sub's salary). I've been in there for going on five weeks now (the actual teacher is out because of stress...they don't know when/if she's coming back). I'm so frustrated. Question 1: Is this even legal?! I don't have a license in any subject and am certainly not qualified to teach math or science! I'm teaching them how to add fractions and about 3/4 of them get it and the others are just off the wall insane! Shouldn't there be a qualified teacher in the room? Question 2: Two boys got into a fist fight in my room yesterday. One is 5'5 and 250 pounds, the other is probably 4'11 and 120 pounds. I couldn't let the little one get murdered so I tried to break it up...and got an elbow to the face for my troubles. I did get the little one away but....should I have stepped in or just let it happen and call the admin to break it up? Has anyone ever had a fight break out in their class?