These simple forms from Emily's Post can be used with your middle or high school students when you have to be out of the classroom.
The first form is a general information sheet for your substitute lesson plans. I created one form at the beginning of the year and made copies to attach as a cover sheet to my lessons for a sub.
The second form resulted from a year that I had a class of respectful, hard working students that would always lose their minds every time I had to leave them in the hands of a substitute! I ended up creating this student contract to address the behaviors the substitute was witnessing when I was out. I would review this contract the day before I was out, or leave it in my sub lesson plan for the substitute to review aloud with the students at the beginning of class. It was a great way to make my expectations clear for when I couldn't be there, as well as provide a tool for coaching students who struggled when I was away. It also made it easier to follow the discipline ladder, as the contract prevents excuses for disrespectful behavior.
The third form allows your substitute to leave notes and feedback in one handy place, while the fourth form lets the students share with you what happened while you were out. You can make one for each student, or ask the substitute to give them to certain students you trust each period, or randomly hand them out to a few students.
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