Don't scream at my kids and call them stupid. Don't yell at them to shut up. Don't yell so loudly that you can be heard over the PE class in the gym next door. Don't ignore my lesson plans and create your own activities and then teach the children the WRONG answers. Don't leave the room trashed so that it takes me over an hour to pick up the mess because the custodians shouldn't have to clean up a room this messy. Don't leave papers strewn everywhere so that it takes an hour to reorganize the papers. In other words, don't be the sub I had this past Thursday when I was at a professional development. I've asked that this sub not only never work for me again, but that she never be called for the entire school again. I left clear directions. The special ed teacher read her the directions, but she refused to do them. I left plenty of work, but they didn't do it, so we are now TWO days behind because Friday was spent doing Thursday's assignments. The good news is.....I know that if you are coming to a teaching forum and reading and posting on substitute threads that you are nothing like this illiterate sub. So, if you are not like my sub.....thank you!!