I have two days this week that I will be out of the classroom for different reasons. One on Tuesday and one on Friday. It got me thinking and wondering how others around the world work out being out of the classroom. In the states, there is usually a pool of people that have been hired as substitute teachers. They are called upon, now by automated services, to accept the "job" of taking over the class for the time needed. They rotate to various schools throughout the school district and accept as much or as little work as they desire. I do have the option to request people who have been great in my classroom, which is great if they are available. Who takes over for you if you have to be out of the classroom?