create your BEST sub binder - the easy way!

Let's face it-teachers don't have a lot of time on their hands. And when we're not feeling well, writing sub plans sounds like....well....the worst idea ever.  I too am guilty of going to school when I don't feel well just so I don't have to write plans. Taking a little time (and using this awesome template!) will help you to be prepared for those days when you truly shouldn't be at school. 

Substitute Teacher Binder.key Substitute Teacher Binder.key
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Note: This document was designed in Keynote. There may be some adjustments that need to be made if you use Powerpoint. 

Substitute Teacher Binder.pptx Substitute Teacher Binder.pptx
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How it works:

I created the sub binder template to be completely customizable. You can change the colors, backgrounds, etc. 

Once you've finished customizing the binder with your own information, export it as a PDF (File>Export To) and print! Done and done! You'll have the best sub binder you've ever created and wonder why you didn't do this sooner. You'll thank yourself the next time you're not feeling so well. 

Change the background: 

NOTE: the directions below are also included in the binder file. Download the file at the link to the left. 


• Save/create the image you want to use for the background
• Select all slides (click the first slide, hold down your “shift” button and click the last slide)
• Click on format
• Under background click “choose”
• Select a picture you’d like to use as the background :)
• It will fill all backgrounds!


• In your internet browser, paint, etc. save the background you want to use to your computer (right click on it and click save)
• In Powerpoint, Select all slides (click the first slide, hold down your “shift” button and click the last slide)
• Click on the “Design” tab
• In the background group, click “Background Styles”
• Click “Format Background”
• Select “Fill” then “Picture or Texture Fill”
• Select your image file (that you saved in the first step)
• Click “Apply to All” at the bottom of the box