Artwork for podcast Wife Teacher Mommy: The Podcast
61. The Top 7 Myths about Emergency Sub Plans
17th February 2023 • Wife Teacher Mommy: The Podcast • Kelsey Sorenson, Elementary Teacher, Homeschool Mom, and Life Coach
00:00:00 00:18:00

Share Episode


"It's impossible to take a day off!"

Have you ever said this to yourself?  As teachers, we often feel an obligation to be at school instead of taking a day off. We come up with every excuse in the book: my class won’t be okay, it’s harder to make emergency sub plans than actually be at school, I need to prioritize my job over my health, and so much more. Because of this reasoning, we so often don't bother putting together emergency sub plans.

Have you ever asked yourself, "what if it isn't impossible?"  That's the question we address in today's episode all about the top 7 myths about emergency sub plans.

I've been helping teachers with their sub plans for over 8 years at this point, and I've heard every reason why not to take a day off and why they can't leave emergency sub plans. From, the sub shortage, to letting down the students, to not having time!  In this episode I talk about all the reasons you SHOULD have emergency sub plans and give actionable advice on how to be prepared with emergency sub plans.

One of the biggest stressors as a teacher is creating sub plans. Throughout this episode, I unpack all the ways to easily write sub plans and have materials ready for any time, as well as the mental work you can do to begin allowing yourself to take days off when you need to.

Being prepared with emergency sub plans and binder, how to efficiently write sub plans, and keeping these items organized and available will ensure your sub and your class will have a smooth and successful day.  The first step is to debunk the myths that are stopping you from taking a day off.  Listen to this episode for all the reasons why you should have emergency sub plans!

Head to the show notes:

In this episode on myths about emergency sub plans, I share:

  • Ways you can make time to prepare emergency sub plans
  • Questions you can ask yourself to help you be comfortable with taking days off
  • Myths about emergency sub plans and taking time off
  • Actionable tips that you can do to help you enjoy the time you take off and prepare your class
  • Disprove the myth about subs not wanting to teach on their day in your classroom
  • Our current Sub Plan sale that is going on- use code PODCAST10 for 10% discount

Resources mentioned: