So if you're taking a day out of the classroom for whatever reason, here are my top tips for easily and effectively preparing for a substitute teacher:
If you're calling in absent, you could email the work to a reliable colleague so it can be printed for you and left on your desk or if you can get access to the school network from home, you could also upload work there too.
6) Finally, here is the pack of emergency sub plans I created and use often. I reach for it for when I need to set sub work for my own classes and I also keep it in my arsenal for when I am covering lessons myself, just in case I am left teaching another language again ;)
This pack has 10 different themes that can be used for any subject and it includes lots of variations of lessons ideas within each theme!
I have a sample of one theme from this pack which you can use for free here to get you started, I hope it is helpful for you! Our job is hard enough as it is; we shouldn't be working even harder when we need to be off, especially if we are ill and need to relax!
I hope these tips help you out and I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences with subbing (preparing or doing!).