The first days of school can be quite terrifying for some new teachers. You have learned all of these wonderful instructional strategies, how to create a dynamic lesson plan, and how to devise the most successful classroom management plan known to the classroom. Having all of this is vital during the first days of school to set the stage for the year. Wong and Wong do an outstanding job of giving advice, recommendations, and suggestions to be the most effective teacher you can be.
This is a cute letter from a student who is nervous about the first day of school. Before reading this, you can break the ice with your students and ask them their feelings about the first day of school. After you get some feedback from the students, read this letter to let them know that they are not the only ones who have been nervous.
One important thing to remember about the first day of school is that the teachers and students are making important first impressions. From the teacher standpoint, you will need to ensure that the students clearly understand what the expectations are for the classroom. This ranges to the expectations for what and how they will learn, how behavior will be managed, and the policies and procedures that will be followed. This video depicts these steps very well.
If this your first year teaching or your 20th year, the first day of school can still be an interesting day to behold. What do I need to do to get to know my students? How can I build rapport and structure from Day 1? This website will give you 7 activities that you can entertain to ensure that your first day of school will be one to remember, in a good way.
A lot of resources will help you to create a great first day of school for the students. What about the teachers? Isn't it their first day of school too? This website does a great job of giving teachers, new and seasoned, some tips to get organized for the first day of school, which will make for a successful school year.