This preparation packet for the all-important Day 1 is the perfect beginning of the year resource for new teachers, experienced teachers moving to a new school or district, administrators, and mentors! Packed with 34 pages of practical advice to help you succeed right from the start, comprehensive lists of questions to ask, tasks to do before school starts, AND sample photos to inspire and guide you, “Ready…Set…Go!” is the key to YOUR great beginning. It's the key to your STUDENTS' great beginning, too!
What’s inside? Super-practical lists to get you ready...it's a content-rich tool you'll use year after year!
*Overview – This sets the stage for using the lists in “Ready…Set…Go!”
*A Note to Administrators & Mentors of New Teachers - Yes, even administrators and mentors can use “Ready…Set…Go!” as a guide for helping new teachers AND as talking points for their own beginning-of-the-year staff orientation!
*Know What Your State and District Expect - Knowing the rules and expectations of your new employer will save you hassle, embarrassment, and stress later on.
*Investigate Your School’s Who, What, How and When - Learning the ins and outs of your school is as necessary as having a map for a cross-country road trip!
*Prepare for a Great Beginning…
-The Customers: Students and Parents - Who are the people you’ll be serving as a teacher? What do you need to know to work effectively with them?
-The Plan: Procedures and Lessons - While “Ready…Set…Go!” doesn’t provide actual lessons for the beginning of the year, it does list virtually everything you need to think about when preparing to teach. It’s like the “bones”…and you’ll layer on the “meat” with your age- and site-appropriate lessons.
-The Stuff: Find, Scrounge, or Buy - Don’t get caught without essential supplies and materials. This list will help you remember everything!
-The Room: A Home Away from Home - You’ll be able to rest easy the night before school starts, knowing that you’ve checked off this complete list of how to organize and decorate your classroom!
*Can You Picture It? - Actual classroom photos with annotations provide inspiration for your successful new beginning.