The first day of school is the single best opportunity to lay a foundation for the rest of the year. For new teachers it may feel overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be!
My first year, I was so nervous on my first day of school! To be honest, I still get nervous on the first day. But I have learned a lot, after making a lot of mistakes!
It is time to conquer the first day of school with these five bell-to-bell steps!
- Set expectations before students enter the room – start in the hall
- Use a seating chart
- Assign something to do as soon as students come in
- Give an Open Note Quiz on what they learn
- Do a fun group activity!!