The Boy Scout’s motto is “Always Be Prepared” and a substitute teacher should also have that motto. Each school or district has its own set of rules and regulations, this makes it necessary for the the substitute to have written instructions to maintain order and to assist the students as they learn.
The “Substitute Handbook” is an essential part of the safe healthy learning environment which; is the goal of all schools.
The following Kentucky School Districts have graciously offered their Substitute Handbooks as samples for other school districts to view. Thank you to all four districts for sharing their handbooks online.
Substitute Teacher Resources (Teacher Vision) Prepare your class for your absence with these substitute teacher printables and references. There are classroom management resources to provide substitutes with emergency contact information, directions, and a daily schedule. The Teacher Vision lesson planning kits provide icebreakers for substitutes and educational activities for elementary and intermediate students. Feedback forms will help you gather important information about a substitute’s experience in your classroom.
8 Things Your Substitute Teacher Needs to Succeed – NEA – Your substitute teacher folder should include this key information so your class won’t miss a beat. …Besides passing along a seating chart, lesson plans, official school rules and a bus schedule, it’s helpful to create a detailed packet of information for your substitute teacher. …
10 Substitute Teaching Resources (W/ Substitute Lesson Plan Template) – Alludo Learning – Alludo has created this list of 10 substitute teacher resources and included a substitute lesson plan template to help you support substitute teachers in your district.
5 Resources to Help Substitute Teachers – Resilient Educator – Even the best substitute teachers may find they need substitute teaching help from time to time. Especially when they are new to sub teaching. Facing a classroom full of unfamiliar kids every day can be a real challenge. Until teachers get to know each age group and begin to see the same kids over and over again, engaging the attention and commanding the respect of children can be very daunting.