September 25, 2002
I like to leave a note for the class when I am absent. On a transparency, I leave the class a letter describing why I am absent, what the plan is for class, and a quick reminder of my expectations. I also include some specifics such as sitting in their assigned seats, my policy on food and gum, and any other things that a class may attempt when I'm not there. This note works really well when a class has a reputation for trickery.