21 minutes | Oct 29th 2020

044. How to Write Sub Plans During a Pandemic

With so much uncertainty right now, we have to think about the what-ifs. What if we get sick? What if we have to quarantine? The majority of schools are asking teachers to plan for those what-ifs and create sub plans that can last from anywhere between 5-10 days. To help you with this process, we’ve come up with 10 tips on how to write sub plans during a pandemic. 




Tip #1: Have materials in an easy to find location in your room (make this obvious!)

Tip #2: Put your plans in a Google Drive folder and share with teammates/admin for easy access

Tip #3: Have a list of typical routines and procedures that you use when teaching

Tip #4: Have a recorded lesson ready to go that can be used at any time

Tip #5: Develop a Flow for for each block of teaching

Tip #6: Schedule assignments ahead of time on your LMS so if you’re out, they are ready to go!

Tip #7: Have a list of student information readily available

Tip #8: Try to find a sub that is familiar with your school/students

Tip #9: Keep easy to use (theme) extras in your sub area

Tip #10: Consider sprinkling your students to other classes



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