Stepping In: A Substitute’s Guide to Managing

Did you know that the typical high school graduate has spent more than one full school year with substitute teachers? Built on the positive, proven approach to student behavior advocated in CHAMPS, Stepping In: A Substitute’s Guide to Managing Classroom Behavior shows substitute teachers how to prevent most misbehavior from occurring and how to more effectively handle those problems that do arise.


84 pp. (14 pp. reproducible forms)
For Grades:
  • Randy Sprick
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Topics in Stepping In: A Substitute’s Guide to Managing Classroom Behavior include:

  • How to prepare for each subbing assignment
  • How to implement behavior management strategies that motivate students to engage in classwork
  • How to correct misbehavior effectively
  • How to handle discipline problems with minimal disruption
  • What to do (and not do) to gain the respect of students
  • Includes reproducible forms that substitute teachers can use to prep assignments, communicate with the classroom teacher, and motivate students.
  • Randy Sprick

    Randy Sprick, Ph.D., is an educational consultant and trainer in Eugene, Oregon. Each year, he presents practical and entertaining workshops to over 30,000 teachers and administrators throughout the United States and Canada. Much of his work involves helping teachers, principals, and other staff set up schools and classrooms that encourage student responsibility and motivation, while humanely and effectively helping misbehaving students learn to behave in more responsible ways. As the primary author for the Safe & Civil Schools series, Randy has produced numerous articles, books, audiotapes, and videotapes that assist school personnel in dealing with the issues of discipline and classroom management. In 2007, the Council for Exceptional Children honored Randy with the J.E. Wallace Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his work developing, advocating, and promoting Positive Behavior Support in schools.