This four page comprehensive checklist walks you through 88 items which ought to be established before the first day of school; these items are categorized by standard operating procedures (i.e. beginning class, interruptions, etc.) and rules as well as accountability (i.e. technology, academic feedback, etc.). Three check-off columns are provided: “Yes”, “No, but Should Have”, and “Not Required”. As you review your list of rules, procedures, and routines, check the column that pertains to your classroom. The results will determine if you have forgotten anything.
This handout is NOT saved in a PDF format so that you can adapt it to the specific needs of your classroom.
Here are two more valuable resources for the beginning teacher:
Seven Greatest Classroom Irritations for Teachers
Four Classroom Rules - That's All You Need