Though it’s only the beginning of October, it’s time to write sub plans. Whether you're out because of a sick child, professional development, or a doctor’s appointment, creative approaches to planning for a substitute in your math (or any) class help the day run more smoothly. I've found that recording video lessons for the substitute helps enormously when I have to miss class. Read on to find out how you can create your own library of video lessons for the days that you're out of the classroom.
Math instruction can be tricky, and nothing replaces the instruction of the teacher. In today’s classroom, with the pressure to teach all the standards and benchmarks by the test date, not a moment can be forfeited. Losing even one day to “busy work” with a substitute can be detrimental. Video lessons of YOU providing instruction are one possible solution.
Darren Murph, engadget.com.
Creating Video Lessons
Here are some suggestions for making this option work for you:
Finally, you might be wondering what platform I use to create video lessons. Currently I use iMovie; however, I have used Movie Maker on my PC in previous years. Simply upload the video and throw it into the program. There is no need for fancy editing (unless you really love transitions and adding text).
Tips for the Camera Shy
I’d like to close this week’s post with options for teachers who are uneasy in the limelight:
Hope you all find these suggestions useful. I look forward to hearing back from you with your wonderful ideas for the days when you have to have a sub.
All the best,