Specifics on Lesson Plans
Emphasis is placed upon the need for regular teachers to provide adequate lesson plans for the substitute teacher. Even with the best made plans, situations often change or work is accomplished faster than anticipated by the absent teacher. Classroom procedures or school procedures, i.e., lunch, recess, music schedules, discipline procedures, class period schedule, etc. are necessary and should be available in each school. Please seek assistance from the office or a fellow teacher for needed information. It is suggested that the substitute teacher have alternate activities prepared in case the regular plans are not sufficient. In these instances, you will need to use individual ingenuity and resourcefulness to plan the day’s activities.
The development of your own teacher “survival kit” will serve you well during your career as a substitute. This kit should include activities in which you can involve students when your day doesn’t go according to plan. When the video breaks, the library is too full for your students, or you need a few minutes to just get your bearings, your “survival kit” will be a welcome tool.