How does a TAB teacher prepare sub plans?! I have created three options for my substitutes. The seem to work pretty well depending on the situation.
Here is an example of my written sub plans.
Option #1: Have the kids work on their projects
Essentially a TAB room can function without the teacher. Students know what is expected and what they need. I offer this option to substitutes that I know, and I usually ask them if they are comfortable with letting the students do that. I have had great feedback from the sub.
Option #2: DBAE short lessons
I created two sub buckets in my room. One hold these short lessons in folders. I just pull lessons and worksheets ahead of time for the sub to have. This is if I don't know the sub or if they tell me they prefer a lesson plan.
Option #3: The "Oh, No!" Bucket
My second bucket has emergency items in it that anyone can do with kids. Dot-to-dots, coloring sheets, etc. I have used this bucket on occasion when I needed to keep students busy for 10 minutes or other situations.
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