Back to school

Here is a great post from “Wharton Hears a Who” with some really practical tips for new teachers. Check it out.

Wharton Hears a Who

Confession: almost every week of an 11 week Term 1 in my first year of teaching I had no idea what I was doing. Not in terms of content, I know my subject and where I had to take my students, but I do clearly remember doing administrivia in week 9 which should have been done in week 1. It’s not my intention to sound like a victim, but rather I want this post to serve as an active reminder of what to do when you start school and some things that should be completed by the end of Week 1 to set you up for success.

In no particular order…

  • Calendar of dates in daybook. If you use a daybook, it is very much worthwhile in recording your teaching periods, important dates etc. into a daybook which you will continually refer back to.
  • Roll call. Print off a copy…

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