Preparing for a successful year 1st year teachers

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Mrs. Chambless Food Pets Music Family Sports Chocolate None SheDaisy (Dont Worry) RockBlues Country Christian Rock John Ben Nate Basketball Softball Golf Sponge Activity Log on to Computer Explore the site Your Content Area 2. Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. --William Butler Yeats 3.

  • Take a Stand:
    • Teacher makes a statement.
    • Students stand up if they agree with the statement.
    • Students sit down or stands up for next statement.
    • *Used for Classbuilder activity or content.
    • Stand if you teach elementary
    • Stand if you teach middle school
    • Stand if you teach high school
    • Stand if you are a 1 styear teacher
    • Stand if you are a 2 ndor 3 rdyear teacher
    • Stand if you are feeling a little overwhelmed with everything you have to do before school starts!


  • I can write, explain, rehearse, and reinforce my classroom procedures.
  • or
  • I can write my first day script which will incorporate my classroom procedures.

5. 6.

  • Go to:
    • Go to Article tab
    • Read: Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Teaching

Which number in the article do you think is most relevant for you to follow as advice? 7.

  • Procedures = Effective Management


  • Procedure: What the teacher wants done
  • Routine: What the students do automatically
  • The number one problem in the classroom is not discipline; it is the lack of procedures and routines.
  • **Do not call a procedure a rule


  • Dont know them
  • Have not been taught
  • Have not practiced them


  • Classroom procedures are statements of students expectations necessary to participate successfully in classroom activities, to learn, and to function effectively in the school environment.
  • Classroom procedures tell a students how things operate in a classroom, thusreducing discipline problems .
  • Classroom proceduresincrease on-task timeand reduce classroom disruptions.
  • Classroom procedures allow many different activities to take place efficiently during the school day, often several at the same time, with aminimum of wasted time and confusion.

Pair/Share : Talk to a neighbor and tell them which reason is important to you. 11.

  • What will students be expected to do:
  • When entering your classroom (Web activity)
  • When the bell rings *(prompts on board, work on desk, journaling/problems, group projects, project list, other)
  • When their pencil breaks
  • When they have late work* (airplane story)
  • When they correct homework
  • When they need supplies
  • When they finish their work early
  • When they have a question
  • When they need to use the restroom
  • When they are absent * (assignment books/planners, list on board, file folder for each class period, classroom assignment notebook, website, others)
  • When they exit your class
  • When another adult or student walks in the room


  • Explain you procedures
  • Rehearse
  • Reinforce
  • Teach It
  • Practice It
  • Quiz It
  • (Numbered Heads Together)
  • Live It
  • (Be consistent with procedures)


  • Look in Tab:Routines and Rules
  • Read 1 stArticle:Providing Structure Routines and Rules Checklist
  • Copy and paste article into your email or word program.
  • Think about and write your routines under question 1.
  • Collaborate and share with others will working.
  • Save and email to yourself.


  • Talk with your mentor teacher- look at their lesson plans (See Handout- Mentor Check List)
  • Talk with students last years teachers- end of year goals, special needs of students
  • Talk with the teachers in the grade above you- their expectations of students entering their classrooms


  • Am I in the right room?
  • Where am I supposed to sit?
  • What are the rules in this room?
  • What will I be doing this year?
  • How will I be graded?
  • Who is the teacher as a person?
  • Will the teacher treat me as a human being?


  • Use a check list to ensure you are prepared
  • Introduce Yourself
  • Teach procedure for taking roll, lunch count,
  • Conduct a room tour


  • Get to know your students & Let your students get to know you
    • Getting to know you web activity
      • First day to introduce yourself
      • Second day as team building activity
      • Third day as writing activity

Class Building Activity :Find Someone Who :has the same music taste as you 18.

  • Classroom Expectations Activity (team builder)
    • Teachers expectations of students
    • Students expectations of teacher
    • Make poster and post on door
  • Create yourclassroom climate
    • Clam
    • Organized
    • Prepared
    • Positive- reinforce positive behavior (I like the way you)
    • Inviting
    • Consistent
    • Teamwork


  • Teachers Expectation
  • Be respectful of others
  • Be responsible
  • Do your best
  • Be prepared for class
  • Ask Questions
  • (only have 3-5 expectations)
  • What will your expectations be?


  • Be Fair
  • Make Learning Fun
  • Be Helpful
  • Be Organized
  • Have Trustworthiness
  • Treat Everyone Nice
  • Do My Job
  • Have a Good Attitude
  • Be Supportive
  • Explain Things Well


  • Use checklists to prepare (LiveBinder)
  • Have your procedures written down
    • Make list of procedures
    • Write out your first day script (LiveBinder)

Explore on LiveBinder Tabs Classroom Management Routines and Rules First Day 22.

  • I can write, explain, rehearse, and reinforce my classroom procedures.
  • or
  • I can write my first day script which will incorporate my classroom procedures.


  • ASSIST for beginning teachers(
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  • Lauras Protopage(Teaching Resources)
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    • Laura A. Chambless
    • Assistant Director
    • K-8 Math and Science
    • St. Clair RESA
    • 499 Range Rd.
    • Marysville, MI 48040
    • 810-455-4005(office)
    • [email_address]


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  • Learn to prioritize
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