People not in the teaching profession don’t understand that it is easier to go to work sick, than to write substitute lesson plans. This I know for sure! With 4 children and a full-time job, it felt like someone was always under the weather, had a doctor or dentist appointment or fed something to the dogs that meant a trip to the vet.
In order to make my life easier, I created a document at the beginning of each year that gave my substitute teacher all the key information he/she needed to know. This document included information like: bell schedule, recess duty, bus lists, lunch lists, how pencils are sharpened, and so much more. I usually left something out – and it was often what the guest teacher really needed to know.
After more than 30 years of teaching, (yes, I was teaching before standards existed) today’s technology makes it SO much easier to get all the necessary logistical information your substitute needs.
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