I know many of you have had good and bad subs in the past. I just wanted to throw it out there that letting the sub know of your typical classroom routine is important. I’m a building sub at a local high school, so I know many of the teachers and students. I was requested by our freshmen English teacher to sub for her yesterday. I was nervous because I had never subbed for her between last year and the start of this year, and the freshmen don’t know me, yet. Well, on Wednesday, she went through her whole routine with me. I took some notes and figured out how the day would go. Yesterday, I acted as if everything was normal—just their teacher wasn’t there. The kids didn’t miss a beat. I had zero behavior issues. I did everything exactly how the regular teacher does things, and they were great. This teacher also has a strict “no cell phones” policy, and I thought they’d challenge me on that, but I didn’t see one cell phone the whole day. They know their routine. Please make note of your typical routine for the sub. It makes it so much easier.