Seamless transition! It’s what every school expects...what every full-time teacher needs...and what every sub should strive for.
With so much to cover in the curriculum, missing one day can sometimes set a teacher back two days or even more. This is where a Super Hero substitute is essential.
One of the most effective ways to facilitate that seamless transition between sub and teacher is to leave a thorough, courteous and positive progress report at the end of the day. At Teachers On Reserve, we understand how important this communication is and we provide all of our subs with a template we call our “Welcome Back Letter." This form can be found when active substitutes log into their Teachers On Reserve profile.
It's always smart to have a few letters on hand so you are prepared to let the returning teacher know exactly where you left off and how the day progressed. They'll breathe a sigh of relief when they see that you:
- cared enough to follow through
- documented consequential student behavior
- taught from the lesson plan
- did not let chaos reign in their absence
A solid progress report can make the difference between getting on the preferred list and never being asked back.
Here is an example for you here: