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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.
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