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In a perfect world, our students would be complete angels on days that we cannot be in the classroom; however, most of the time this is not the case. Here is a little classroom management plan that I have tried with my own students (and I teach emotional support!) that has worked really well. Below you will find “tickets”. Copy, cut out these tickets and leave them in your substitute binder with the instruction note provided. The substitute can then pass these tickets out to students during the day who are being a good helper or a good example while you were out. The student with the most tickets can get something special from you when you come back. Some examples include: extra recess time, extra time on the computer, a small gift (pencils, erasers, notebook, etc.), star student for the day, a ribbon, etc. The reward can be adapted for elementary and secondary students. Also, if you have one student who always does well and you want to encourage the other students to still participate, you can automatically reward the person with the most and then draw from a bucket for a “runner up”(so the more tickets the better your chance, great talk for probability! ☺ ) or if you want to make it a class effort, if all students get at least 5, the class can get a reward- this program is very flexible.
Be sure to have an envelope for the substitute to put the tickets in!