by app-garden | Jan 10, 2017 |
Every day, teachers struggle with the thought of being out of the classroom due to sickness or other reasons for fear that the substitute teacher won’t be prepared to handle all aspects of the classroom including emergency procedures. Teachers often choose to go to school sick rather than stay at home because they are worried about how substitutes will be able to handle emergency situations. This is something that shouldn’t be a problem if the right measures are taken when training and implementing substitute teachers.
Most school districts provide their substitute teachers with orientation training. However, with large substitute teacher training meetings, important information about safety drills, lockdowns, and other emergency procedures may be presented inconsistently or even skipped. An article by the NEA states that “Letting subs know how to handle these [emergency] issues is very important…” because the safety of the students is overall the top priority for school systems. Without these policies and procedures being understood and practiced by substitutes as well as teachers, there could be serious issues.
Here are a few steps to take to ensure that your substitute teachers are prepared to handle emergency situations:
Request a demonstration of the Virtual Substitute Training by the App-Garden to find out how you can ensure each substitute has all the right tools necessary to keep your students safe in case of any emergency. We can include many of the items above in our online training process and save your district both money and time! We would love to take a moment of your time and give you a demonstration of what our application can do for you!