• 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.