Most teachers are in need of a substitute every now and then. Sometimes the absence is planned and sometimes it is not. Substitute teachers have a very difficult job. First, they are expected to cover a classroom full of often unknown students. Second, they usually receive very short notice on the days they are to work. Finally, substitute teachers often have very little information and direction provided to them. Here’s how to give a substitute teacher and the students they’ll be teaching the tools for a successful and productive day.

TRIP Guide: Preparing for a Substitute