5 Strategies for Pain-Free Sub Plans [episode 16]


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Over the next few weeks, I’m doing a series of episodes based on listener requests. I love hearing from you and providing content that is relevant. So…what was the most requested topic?

How to best write pain-free sub plans for secondary science! 

It’s really no surprise. How many jobs do you know of where it is actually so much harder to be out of work than it is to actually just be there?

Writing sub plans as a secondary science teacher specifically is almost always worse than just powering through your dreaded seasonal allergies or actually making it to your bi-yearly dentist appointment. 

In today’s episode, I’ll be sharing my 5 best strategies with a simple action item for each one that you can take and implement right away to set yourself up for success. I am a huge advocate for using all of your personal days and your sick days as you need them every year, despite the hassle of finding a sub and writing sub plans. 

Whether you’re scheduling time off in advance or you need to call in at the last minute because you woke up sick, these 5 strategies are game-changers. This episode is loaded with resources and ideas that will equip you to simplify for the times when you need to be absent. 

If you have questions that you want me to answer on the podcast or topics you want to hear an episode about, please send me a DM on Instagram.

Topics Discussed on Pain-Free Sub Plans:

  • The importance of establishing and consistently reinforcing procedures in your classroom 
  • Tips for setting expectations for when you’re gone
  • Keys to writing evergreen pain-free sub plans ahead of time that will make your life easy and painless when you need to be gone
  • How to let go of the feeling that you have to grade everything in order for your students to actually try and work hard for you
  • Why evergreen sub plans that require absolutely no tech are a must have
  • Setting yourself up for success in the future when you may need to write pain-free sub plans by simplifying how you’re lesson planning on a regular basis

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More about Secondary Science Simplified: 

Secondary Science Simplified is a podcast specifically for high school science teachers that will help you to engage your students AND simplify your life as a secondary science educator. 

Each week Rebecca, from It’s Not Rocket Science, and her guests will share practical and easy-to-implement strategies for decreasing your workload so that you can stop working overtime and start focusing your energy doing what you love – actually teaching!

Teaching doesn’t have to be rocket science, and you’ll learn exactly what you need to do to simplify your secondary science teaching life so that you can enjoy your life outside of school even more.

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