I'm sorry if this seems like I am rambling, but I really need to get this thing off my chest. Do any other subs out here find it insulting when people tell you, "you're just a sub?" While I love my job, I really get tired of the automatic assumption that we are a subsitute teacher, therefore, we are incompetent idiots. I am going to school for teacher certification, and within the next year or so I will be a certified teacher, so when people say that, I find it insulting! Whenever we try to do something to help the kids, we get criticized for thinking we are actually teachers! Just because we're "just subs" doesn't mean we don't care about the kids or want to help out as much as the teachers do! As a substitute, I do the best I can to follow the lesson plans, keep the students in line, and at the end of the day, I email sub reports to the teachers I cover for. In addition, I even try to go to school events on evenings and weekends if it works into my schedule, yet I still get told to stop thinking I am actually a teacher, and that "you're just a sub." Sorry for the rant, like I said, this really upsets me, and I just want to get this out of my system. Do any other subs run into this feeling too? Am I overstepping my boundaries as a sub? I would really be interested to hear what others have to say. Like I said, I really do love my job, but I get tired of people who think all subs are stupid. I really can't wait to be a ceritified teacher and actually receive some respect.