- Tips For New Teachers: Prepping for the First Day of School
Tips For New Teachers: Prepping for the First Day of School
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Tips For New TeachersPrepping for the First Day of School
Prepping for the school year is hectic and nerve-wracking for everyone. Its especially difficult for new teachers. Use the following tips to start the first day of your first year off correctly:
1. Take a tour of the school grounds and the building
Make an appointment to take a tour of your new school
Figure out where the main exits, the cafeteria, the bathrooms, and the main office are
2. Learn the Rules
Go through the handbook for rules and procedures
It will be helpful to know whats right and wrong before encountering problems first hand
3. Memorize Names
Hopefully youll get a roster with photos
If not, set up a seating chart and memorize the names that way before the school year starts
4. Always have too much of Everything
Make extra copies of handouts, forms, etc.
When ordering supplies, just opt for the larger pack. Extras will always be used later.
Abide by state standards, but get creative!
Make sure there is space for student work.
Incorporate vibrant color and fun images in the room
Go over your lesson plans in advance & over-plan in terms of time
Practice your welcome to my classroom speech
8. Think of the Parents
Create welcome packets for parents that include:
Classroom Rules & Expectations
Your Contact Info
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