Advice for Substitutes? Hello, everyone. I'm new to this site and I wondered if some of you seasoned veterans might offer some advice for a soon-to-be substitute teacher...I should begin subbing within the next few weeks. I have found that my biggest hurdle during student teaching was classroom management (discipline, in particular). This is obviously not a good problem to have when you're a sub! So I'd appreciate any advice on getting and maintaining control of a class who is not used to me (I'll be subbing from K-8th grade!) and any advice about subbing in general--what are some ways I can most help a teacher in her absence, and what are some things I need to know? PLUS, if any of you have subbed before, do you have any ideas for what to do with the different age groups when there aren't any plans left for me? ANY advice is greatly appreciated!