This is my second school year subbing and I am only doing it for the experience. This will hopefully be the last semester that I have to do it because I start student teaching in the fall. I CANNOT stand it! I hate the fear of not knowing the class/how my day will be, how the kids will react towards me as a sub (I've had pretty terrible experiences), how teachers look down on subs, and basically how you can be blocked at any time if you don't fully complete every single thing on a lesson plan. Is it just my district, or do other districts block subs like it's nothing? It gives me so much anxiety because I feel like I have to just complete everything and follow orders without really knowing if the students fully understand the material. It's also disheartening because I feel like subs are just under appreciated and treated like we're at the bottom of the totem pole. Please help!