I got my CA teaching credential, but right now because of life circumstances subbing is a good job for me. I really enjoy subbing, the flexibility, the variety, and the fact that I'm learning new things and skills from other teachers around me. The downside of subbing at times, is when a para comes in and starts trying to run the show, lol. I.e. the other day, I had a class managed just fine, following along the teacher's schedule and plans, everything going smoothly, and then a para comes in the classroom and starts interfering and creating more problems than help imo, at least for that moment. Para's are invaluable, especially with learning disabled or behavior issue children, but when things are going fine and smoothly in a classroom, I wonder why some para's do that. It might not be going EXACTLY like how when the classroom teacher is there, but as long as I'm following lesson plans and instructions by the teacher, I don't see why the need of that. Today, I had a parent come in and basically try to start running the show. :huh: Actually, her help was appreciated, but she just kind of took over a kinder's morning calendar meeting without politely asking if okay. I just took the laid back approach and went with it. Later after school I asked one of the other kinder teachers about that. What I should do, if it were even okay a parent just do that. I mean, she's not a teacher, she's there to help with homework folders, etc. She is waiting for her sub certification to go through though. Guess she's chomping at the bits to start! Any others experience this?