Substitute Teacher Guide -Substitute Teacher Tips, Lessons, Printables, Behavior

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I am substitute teaching for the first time and this packet really helped me get organized. Great resources!
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Substitute Teacher Ultimate Guide is everything you need to be a successful sub; with tons of tips, plans, printables, teacher scripts, and lessons in every curriculum area.

You’ll get expert advice on subbing; from job interviews to really cool lessons, mastering technology to behavior management, so you’ll be calm and confident in the classroom.

Compiled by a long-term teacher who has observed hundreds of subs and teachers, and who also subbed for three years before teaching full-time, this is a detailed account of what to prepare, bring, do, and say when you sub.


This Sub Guide is also perfect for...

Regular teachers--as a refresher course for yourself, or to set up a comprehensive sub binder for the substitute teacher on days you are absent. The seasonal crafts will perk up every month, and the generic lessons will last you a full year.  You will return from your absence to a calm and orderly classroom.


Sub Tub or Binder for the Regular Teacher—an EASY-PRINT PDF.

Everything you need in one place!

The Substitute Teacher Ultimate Guide is Packed with Must-Have Treasures:

• Keys to Success for the Substitute Teacher

• A go-bag for subbing that will make your day flow easily

• Organizing your school day: Prioritize what MUST get done

• Making a good first impression to assert control and rapport with your class

• Mastering behavior management, including whole-class and difficult kids

• Teaching rules so they "stick"

• Routines and Transitions that run smoothly

• Classroom Management, step-by-step scripts, for every part of the school day

• Presenting a lesson effectively

• Creative Lessons in reading, writing, math, social studies, science, art, and music

• Asking High-Level Questions that will engage kids

• Dozens of printables for fun, easy lessons

• Graphic Organizers you can use over and over for Reading, Writing, and Math lessons

• Differentiating to meet kids’ needs—and your needs, too

• Brain Breaks, Callbacks, Behavior Charts, and Printable Awards to energize or calm kids, and re-focus behavior

• A great job interview: how to prepare for--and nail--your dream job

How to present a lesson that will wow your administrator

• My Goals as a Substitute and My Teaching Philosophy - EDITABLE PPT

How to create a Substitute Teacher's Portfolio

• How to create a Sub Binder that will last you for an entire year

And Much More…

• Multimedia tips to keep kids engaged (and buy you time to organize)

• Tips for trips, parties, school assembly programs, schoolyard recess, special events, fire drills, medical emergencies, and legal matters

• While You Were Out (letter to the regular teacher) - EDITABLE PPT

Interactive Whiteboard PHOTO tutorial includes:

• 9 pages of info and labeled photos, to help you navigate technology for a substitute's needs

• 10 ways to enhance your lessons with multimedia

• The labeled parts of an Interactive Whiteboard

• Which buttons to press

• Must-do and never-do Interactive Whiteboard tips

• How to open and write on an Interactive Whiteboard page using the IW pens

• How to prep MP4s for classroom viewing

• How to find and play videos and navigate videos using the computer system

• How to hook up a laptop to view files (if necessary)

• How and when to use your own USB drive and eject it safely

• How to navigate on the attached computer

Step-by-Step through an Entire School Day - Exactly What to Say and Do:

  • Meeting Your Class
  • A Good First Impression
  • Greeting Your Class
  • Connect to the Regular Teacher
  • Calling the Class to Attention
  • Calling the Class to Attention – Extreme Cases
  • Crying Children
  • Difficult Children
  • Before You Begin the Lesson
  • Routines and Transitions

  • Coming to the Meeting Area
  • At the Meeting Area – Behavior Management
  • At the Meeting Area – Classroom Rules
  • Brain Break Songs
  • Line Up and Walking
  • Calendar, Weather, and Morning Talk

  • Read a Story
  • Writing About a Story
  • Kids Sit and Write
  • Prepare for Lunch
  • Transition: Back to Class
  • Learning Centers

  • End of the Day
  • Dismissal
  • Your Letter to the Teacher
  • After the Children are Gone

• BONUS: Counting to 100 Song MP3 to calm and focus kids

EDITABLE Resources Include: Generic Lesson Plans for the day, Behavior Plan, Information for the Sub, While You Were Out letter, My Goal, and Teaching Philosophy

• EDITABLE Generic Lesson Plans for a Regular Teacher’s Sub Binder

• NEW! Over 20 additional pages of graphic organizers and activities.


This Kit is also perfect for...

> Regular teachers--as a refresher course for yourself, or to set up a comprehensive sub binder for the substitute teacher on days you are absent. The generic lessons will last you a full year.

> Principals--as professional development for your staff

The Subbing Kit has 5 separate files:

> Substitute Teacher Comprehensive Guide (150 PDF pages)

> Substitute Teacher Printables to use in the classroom (79 PDF pages)

> Editable Generic Lesson Plans and Resources for the Substitute or a Regular
Teacher's Sub Binder (15 ppt pages)

> Regular Teacher's Sub Tub or Binder (127 PDF pages)

> BONUS #1: Counting to 100 Song MP3 to calm and focus kids

> BONUS #2: Pandemic Teaching Tips

  • Safety Rules for a Pandemic – Poster
  • Online Learning Rules for Distance Learning – Poster
  • How to Use the TpT Digital Tool to Assign Activities to Students
  • Personal Health for Teachers

I hope you find this Substitute Teacher Ultimate Guide to be packed with useful tools and strategies for your classroom…and if you would kindly leave your rating and feedback at TeachersPayTeachers/ Substitute Teacher Kit

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