TME Podcast Season 2, Ep. 2: YIKES! I Need a Music Sub Tomorrow

Description: Yikes! I need a music sub tomorrow. That is the scenario that many of us run into when unexpected events in life occur for us. In an ideal world, we would be in our classrooms rehearsing, on stage performing or creating lasting relationships with our students. Sometimes family circumstances pull us away from our students. Other times professional development, training, or, school activities pull us from our classrooms. Despite these reasons, they all require us to scramble to try to find a music substitute.

Music Sub Plans

  • Problematic Realism

Creating Solutions

  • Emergency Drills (Maps and procedures)

  • A List of classroom procedures

  • Your Daily Schedule

  • A reporting summary and grade for how each class did

  • A list of materials students may use and their location

  • A seating chart

  • A list of student leaders that can take of certain specific tasks

  • A student roster for each class

  • If the school is 1 to 1 with computers, online theory, history or class objective oriented games assessments.

  • Schedule for activities

  • Student lead music games (with prior practice)

Subs with a Music Background

Final Thoughts