I covered today for a senior English/journalism teacher that I've subbed for a handful of times in the past.
This time, there was a student teacher, and this was her second week in the classroom. She was obviously flustered, since her Master Teacher had been gone Thursday and Friday of last week, in addition to today.
I guess the teacher is really sick, because I'm in the class again the next two days, and possibly even a third.
I feel a little sorry for the student teachers from the local colleges. They are not allowed to sub for their Master Teacher, which means they get a "baby sitter" instead. When I did my student teaching, it was required that I register as a sub with the local ISD, so that I didn't need a babysitter. I even got paid for most of the days my Master Teacher was out of the classroom.