Structuring Success for Substitues

A companion volume to Stepping In: A Substitute’s Guide to Managing Classroom Behavior, this book guides administrators, faculty, and staff through creating and implementing a substitute teacher development plan for districts, schools, or individual classrooms.


172 pp. (includes complete copy of Stepping In) and 12 pp. fillable reproducible forms and more for download
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  • Randy Sprick
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Through Structuring Success for Substitutes, educators learn how to:

  • Develop and teach consistent, clear expectations for student behavior with subs.
  • Develop consistent, fair responses to misbehavior.
  • Prepare materials, information, support, and education for substitutes.

The book comes with worksheets to guide the development of policies and procedures regarding substitute teachers, sample lesson plans, and a sample Substitute’s Notebook that provides the essential information a substitute needs before stepping into a classroom. It also includes a complete copy of Stepping In.

  • 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.