You think you've thought of everything--room preparation, what to tell the kids, information parents need to know....but have you forgotten anything?
The first day of school is organized chaos, kid confusion, and Murphy's Law all rolled into one! Teachers cannot escape a lot of this, but remembering some vital suggestions, room logistics, and cogent hints drawn for three decades in a middle school classroom can help ease the confusion!
While these are primarily directed to middle school teachers, the majority are applicable across most grade levels.
Here are over 150 tips, suggestions, & reminders for new and experienced teachers to help both teacher, teaching team, and students smoothly transition from summer to the new school year.
Included are 'Room Essential to Remember', your 'Opening Day Supply List', 'How to Survive Opening Day' suggestions, and 'Things I Need to Make Sure My Students Know'.
These tips are drawn from 30 years teaching middle schoolers, by NBCT Jerry Parks. He has authored ten books, and is a member of the National Teachers Hall of Fame, and USA-TODAY All-American Teacher Team, 2009.