Excited and determined or nervous and uncertain? Regardless of how you might feel as a teacher, the back-to-school rush is upon us. So, what are some strategies to make the beginning of the new school year successful?
We’ve scanned the web to learn what are the best tips teachers give for a seamless back-to-school experience. Here’s what we found:
Slowly go over classroom rules and establish procedures so that your students don’t miss anything and know what’s expected of them.
Sit down while your students are busy with lesson activities, observe their behavior towards each other. This will help you in the long term to make your classroom unique.
Don’t forget about yourself. Breathe and take time for yourself and for reflection so that the first weeks of school don’t become overwhelming.
In an environment where we might be wearing masks all day during class, Katie gives us a few tools to help us communicate and tune into feelings so we can create connected communities regardless of how the school environment will look like.
One tip we particularly like comes from Jen, who is a Teacher and Curriculum Designer. On her blog, Jen encourages teachers to prepare a multitude of activities. This will help children have fun and make them excited for what’s to come in the new school year.
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- a unit on growth mindset
- a personal essay unit
- a poetry analysis unit
- an intentional introduction to reading logs.
If you manage to achieve one or more of these modules,you will be well prepared for the coming year.
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