I've had more substitutes lately than I normally do. I'm usually in class every day and rarely need a sub. However, recently I've had to be out of my class for reasons beyond my control. I've been working, but not in my class. This is always stressful. Every teacher knows that it's more work to be out. But, that's not the only factor stressing me out. Every teacher also knows that our students need us to be consistent in our own attendance. This helps student progress and it provides consistent classroom management.