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As a short term sub it is hard to know what concerns individual kids have in the class. If there are severe issues hopefully the office will tell you about it in advance of the start of the day but not always.
As a long term sub, reading the book of IEPs was a major priority by the IEP coordinator. In my particular case there is a Co-Teacher for Special Education and IEP students in the room. Still, it is imperative that the main teacher have a good understanding which students have the types of issues that could lead to a bad situation if handled wrong.
You can guess that the reason for this entry is because I was not aware of the possible reaction by a student. While going through a PPT a group of students were congregating in the corner and I asked them to disperse. One particular student was standing up talking. I asked him to sit. He talked back and I made a stronger request to go back to his seat. He stormed out of the room. The Co-Teach chased after him.
Since this is high school, I decided to talk about what happened with the class. I told them that they were aware of his possible reaction and could have prevented it by not inviting him into a conversation that never should have happened in the first place. I also reminded them I am a substitute and there are many things I dont know about them.