I don't know, but I think a sub could follow this with success. If a student is doing something that may cause a sub to yell, scold, or threaten if they follow your plan, what would you expect them to do without it? They just let the behavior go and write it down? I just think what you describe above would be very simple for a sub to follow(except for consequences such as calling home), if a student starts to argue about the consequence(which they likely already know what to expect the consequence to be) then just write it down for the teacher. A sub is not "likely" to let a student make and fly paper airplanes in class. So, wouldn't following the first few steps of your plan be more effective than just letting them "do it on their own", especially when students already know what your behavior plan is, what the likely consequences are, and that arguing does not work? I am not sure why a sub would be more likely to yell or scold a student when using your plan than going it alone without the plan. If you have your rules posted, a student doesn't follow the rule, the sub applies the consequence, the student argues or refuses..etc. the sub is told to let it go and inform the teacher in writing. For example, using The "smarter classroom management" website for an example of consequences. 1. warning 2. in class time-out 3. note home If the student broke 2 rules, receives a warning, the an in class time-out. Student argues and tries to refuse. The teacher is told not to argue with the student, simply write it to me(the teacher in a note) or the student complies according to the plan. Student breaks 3 rules, I would advise them to follow first 2 steps and leave a note to the teacher for the 3rd step. A sub would not have the student take the note home. I am thinking out loud, if this comes across as arguing, it is more about my teaching than yours.