Professional Practice

How to Flip Your Sub Plans

We all have times when we need to take a sick day at the last minute. When those moments occur, it is nice to have a sub tub on hand to ease our minds. But sometimes we know ahead of time that we’ll be out. In those cases, I’m a fan of flipping my sub plans.

Flipping your sub plans allows you to return to school without missing a beat. Students love that they can continue working on their projects and subs love that they don’t have to stress about teaching something new.

If you have some pre-planned absences coming up, I encourage you to watch the video and see just how easy it is to flip your plans!

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How do you handle pre-planned absences when it comes to sub plans?

What are your tips and tricks for helping other art teachers flip their sub plans?

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Jennifer Borel

Jennifer Borel is one of AOEU’s Adjunct Instructors and Academic Advisors and a former AOEU Writer and elementary art educator. She runs her own photography business and is passionate about students exploring the medium.

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