Human Resources

What is expected of me as a substitute teacher?

Before You Enter The Classroom:
  • Arrive early.
  • Report to the school office and find out about how to report absences, determine if there are any students with special needs, review school maps, pick up keys, etc.
  • Meet other teachers, especially those teachers in the rooms around yours, and obtain advice and information from them.
Before Students Arrive:
  • Write your name on the board.
  • Review classroom behavior standards.
  • Locate and review the lesson plans and student seating charts.
  • Stand at the door and be prepared to greet students when they enter.
  • Have student work prepared for students to begin immediately when they enter the room.
During The Day:
  • Introduce yourself briefly.
  • Get students working right away.
  • Follow the lesson plans.
  • Ask questions of other teachers and of responsible students. Don't hesitate to ask for help when needed.
At The End Of The Day:
  • Review the major learning concepts to be learned that day with the students.
  • Remind students of homework assignments.
  • Have students pick up papers and help straighten the room.
  • Be sure that students leave the room in an orderly fashion.
  • Leave notes for the classroom teacher on the Substitute Report Form detailing the work accomplished and any significant events or occurrences during the day.
  • When you are ready to leave for the day be sure that the room is left in good condition. Close the windows and lock the doors.
  • Turn your keys into the office and notify the staff that you are done.