I don't know if this is just me, but when I sub with an aide in the room sometimes I feel a little uncomfortable. It depends on the aide, but I have experienced where they take over a chunk of teaching for the day even though the sub plans are left for me. and It seems like they take on the role of the teacher, and I shift into the position of the aide. I have been an aide for years and have never done this when there is a sub because I feel that the kids should recognize the sub as the teacher. I know each classroom is different and not every aide does this, but this has happened a couple times. I know they know the routine and students better but are there any suggestions on how to handle situations like this? I love to teach and don't feel very comfortable taking a back seat in these situations. ps: I also sub as an aide quite a bit and find these days a little boring since I'm not teaching, just kind of hanging out in the room all day helping out here and there. I always offer to do prep, clean, work one on one w/ a student, or whatever to keep myself busy but those days drag. Is that just me??