A substitute who comes with resources often has a more successful experience than a substitute who does not, and is more likely to be invited back. I provide you some forms I found helpful when I worked as a substitute. I got invited back.
Free Printable Resources
Teachers have several needs from a substitute. They want:
- Students to behave in an acceptable manner.
- To see that the day is used productively, that their lesson plans are followed.
- Any problems are reported so they can be deal with.
- Student work is completed and available to assess their continued progress/need for support.
These needs can be addressed with these forms:
An Award for Students Who Cooperate
Too often the focus of a substitute's experience is a few students' bad behavior. Those students get all of your attention. Instead, why not reinforce students who do a good job of following directions and complying?
A Substitute Teacher Report
A simple form helps you leave a concise report of the day for the teacher. Making it possible to see what you completed and didn't complete in one place, rather than having to read a handwritten narrative, or red pen on their plans, is a real boon for a busy teacher.
A Checklist for Work
A basket full of unsorted student work is a most unwelcome sight when a teacher returns from being sick, a day of training or a day with a sick child. This form can help you to sort papers, check them in or report a grade. Even if all you do is bundle the papers and check which students have turned them in, you have made the teacher's task easier.