In this video you will see one teacher showing some tips for high school teachers for the first day of school. Whether you agree with his procedures or not, you will be reminded to have procedures! Also, I found some of the comments very interesting and enlightening.
Sometimes we need to be reminded that it's not just the first day that's so important. These ideas can be implemented during the first week or so of school and help build relationships with your students and their parents.
These are some very no-nonsense tips for the first day of high school. I like the idea of a motivational (and short) homework assignment, so the students know they are there to work but can also enjoy the work.