Hi there. I just wanted to tell you not to lose hope. I have subbed at a variety of schools with a variety of students. Sometimes, some schools will just be a different story as far as how to handle the students. I felt the same feeling you have many times. It is even more difficult when you are placed in a school with a majority of student being foreign. If you cannot speak their language, they will think that you cannot relate to them. They will say naughty things in their language because they think you don't know what they are saying. You can see how quickly they will no longer see you as a source of learning, but a source of fun, laughs, and games. Not only is it difficult with the kids, but as you said, the administration will see you as incapable if you don't have everything it takes to handle the position by yourself. Parents are nearly always protective of their children, and they don't want to believe anything bad about their child. It sounds to me like either you must try to learn their language fairly quickly, or you must obtain a position that suits you and your background better. There is sadly not much use, using your time and energy on people/kids that do not appreciate your efforts. There must be cooperation from the parents and administration in order for something to work especially when there are serious behavioral problems. I believe that respect, honor, a sense of responsibility starts at home. Therefore, there should only be a few kids with behavioral problems per class, but unfortunately we see that it is 3/4 of a class sometimes. This is a reflection of their upbringing in my opinion. I hope I do not offend anyone with my opinion. It is only just that.