First Day of School – 157

By Steven Miletto

Teaching Learning Leading K12 provides resources for classroom teachers and school-based administrators.

The first day and week of school and what you need to do to be ready.
Wow! Is it that time already?
The first day and week of school are so very important. Kids and teachers, believe it or not, worry about the first day and week. Now some of these concerns might be different from each other but both have anxieties about school that first day and week.
For example,
Teachers are thinking …
There is so much to get done.
Kids are thinking…
Will I just sit and be told what I can and can’t do?
Teachers are thinking…
Will the group of kids be a good mix?
Kids are thinking…
Will I have friends in the class or will I be by myself?
Today, I am giving my thoughts about starting right. Here is my list:
1. Be prepared.
    a. Procedures
    b. Start with content (Be engaging.)
2. Increase your energy.
3. Be positive.
4. Smile.
5. Greet the kids.
6. Start using their names.
Have an awesome day and start to the year!
Links for other resources:
Teach Like a Pirate
Starting Class
Length: 20:51