The more detailed you are with your substitute plans, the better the day will be for your students and the substitute teacher. Take the guess work out of figuring out what to put in your substitute planner and use the ideas below to get you started. With a 3-ring binder in hand, you can create a guide that your substitute will be sure to remember and appreciate.
What to Include in a Substitute Teacher Binder
- Class List
- Class Rules
- Schedules – Teacher’s and Student’s
- List of Routines: Morning, Dismissal, Transition Times, Lunch, etc.
- Lesson Plans: Keep a stack of emergency lesson plans for each subject that align with the district’s standards. ERIC is a great resource.
- A List of Grade Level Teachers: Become substitute teacher buddies with another grade-level teacher and agree to be the go-to person for your buddy’s substitute teacher.
What are some of your favorite tips for planning for a substitute teacher? Leave a comment below and share with us!