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Lesson Plans

substitute lesson plans

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Sat, 30 May 1998 21:35:50 EDT

I was not aware that it was customary anywhere to not leave lesson plans for a
substitute teacher. I can't imagine anything more frustrating than walking
into a classroom and staring into the eyes of 25 - 30 young people waiting to
see what you are going to do with them and you have no clue. We not only are
expected to leave detailed lesson plans but also many other helpful materials.
We are also required to keep on file an emergency lesson plan. We have a
notebook with all kinds of information on school policy, discipline policy,
emergency procedures, etc. This notebook must also have particulars about our
individual classrooms and subject matter. There must be a list of two or three
students in each class who can be helpful. The lesson plan must be one that a
substitute can deal with and also continues the learning. It does not have to
involve the tools and supplies that you might not want sub to try to deal
with, but it must be relevant to the unit being studied. Our subs are required
to go through a training session. The least we can do is make good plans for
them. I know when I get my hands on a really good one, I work hard to keep
him/her happy.


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