My Trials and Triumphs as a Substitute Teacher

By Jim Ross — GUEST COLUMN

The substitute teacher who hungers for respect and the chance to really teach attains mythic proportions in nearly every country and setting. Depiction in scores of films-set in Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Philippines, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States, among other countries-attests to the universality of the hungry…