As mentioned above, this is my eighth year teaching. Two of those years included home instruction students, four of them teaching contracts, all eight of them substitute teaching.
I am by no means an expert, but I have been around long enough to pick up some tricks of the trade to make things easier. And considering students love to make things hell for a sub, anything to make my day easier was always welcome. I want to make this all public knowledge because these are the things I wish someone had sat me down and told me directly. Now I can sit down and tell someone else directly.