Hi everyone. I've had this site bookmarked all year but didn't register to post till now! My burning need has finally surfaced! I am emergency certified, and am pursuing a masters in el. and special ed. I feel discouraged because of lack of clinical support as a sub (I came from nursing). I have no one to bounce my sometimes negative experiences of unpreparedness off of. My class curriculum (masters) does not address the situation, it's all theory, and the schools are out of the question. So I finally realized, yay, this is where I get support! Very relieved to be here, because subbing is hard if you are not an ed. major. But even harder when you are old! Special ed. is a word unto itself! I need advice from two corners, special ed.(mostly EBD, ADHD), and those mainstream rendering those services. I feel so unprepared, I am only in my first year and need PRACTICAL advice! Thank you in advance for shedding some light to a poor old soul such as I!