Precisely. But this only true because some teacher automatically consider subs to be inherently inferior in every aspect when it comes to the classroom. So, no matter WHAT the substitute does, it is going to be wrong. I've worked in a number of classrooms in a wide variety of schools. I've taught in every setting from Early College to Alternative Schools and I've taught almost every subject available. In ALL of this experience, I've only encountered 3 classes/subjects where I felt "out of my element". One was High School Art. I have no artistic ability myself, so I certainly do NOT know how to teach it. This was one of the only times I ever told the students "You will just have to remember your lessons and examples the regular teacher has given you and draw from that. The second class where I really felt out of my element was high school shop. Fortunately, the teacher had left a test for the classes to take and LOCKED the shop room. After everyone completed the test, they were allowed to choose a PG movie to watch. Final example was an AP Calculus class. While I understood the concepts well enough to follow the material and explain it to the students, I did NOT know it well enough (at that time) to answer any detailed questions they had. The point being that, even though I was just a lowly sub (in the opinion of several here), I actually DID know the limits of my ability and what I could correctly teach and guide the students in doing. As for teaching, I have ALWAYS walked around the classroom after giving the assignments for the day and offered help to students as needed, in addition to presenting the lesson and explaining the material being covered. So it does strike a somewhat sour note with me when I continue seeing the consistently condescending attitudes from some members here. God-complex, you ask??? Well some here sure as heck ACT that way, so yeah, I would say that's a pretty good description (for some; certainly not for all).