How do you feel about subbing when there's a student teacher in the room? I've only had it happen twice. The first time was in a kinder and it was the ST's week to teach the class. He really had some challenges with classroom management, so I pretty much just played sheepdog and kept the kids focused. I was also in a room a few weeks ago with an ST and it was her first week in the class. Anyway, she volunteered to teach one subject, which was fine with me. My general approach is to tell the ST that I don't want to step on any toes and be controlling, but I don't want to throw him/her into the fire if he/she isn't comfortable. If someone wants to make things easy for me and take the lead, I'm fine with it. At the same time, I'm the one getting paid to be there, so I have no problem running things. Part of my attitude toward this comes from my own ST-ing experience, where on the very first day of my second assignment (new school, new grade level) there was a sub who tried to dump everything on me in the first minute, "oh! you're a student teacher? That means you do all the teaching, right?" Fortunately for me, the Principal came in and reassigned me since I was new. So...how do you feel about working with STs?