Substitute teaching, ever thought about it? I always thought I'd like to try teaching. Now, I know everyone who's found their niche in this great big world, should substitute at least once a week for a couple of months. Not because it pays well, because it doesn't. It's the intangible experience. One - that literally can fill your heart and comes out in what you do, everywhere else.
This was my experience. The Good vs. The Bad. A Sub line will call you in the morning or maybe you'll call in, they give a variety of choices throughout their city. You pick one and sense relief on the other line. Another plus, every single time - they thank you and make sure you know where you're going and who you're covering for. After all, in the grown up world our bosses do not thank us everyday.
Upon arrival you scurry to find a parking space and the office. Once your there they welcome you, give you a badge, homeroom roster and direct you to your class, where a teacher has hopefully left you a lesson plan for the day. More often than not, they do. You look it over and realize you know more than you think you did.
Homeroom is where your going to set the tone for the day. I actually get butterfly's talking to a class no matter what age they are. As they come in, I greet each one and have them check in.
Then at the start, I tell them my name again and let them know I will answer questions about myself at the end of the period; "if" we get the teacher's assignment done. This works almost every time.