It’s that time again! Are you ready for the new school year? There’s a lot of work to do both inside and outside of the classroom before our students arrive. To help alleviate some of the stress and keep you on track before the school year begins, I’ve put together an easy-to-follow back-to-school checklist.
The key to any successful classroom is building a positive learning environment where all students thrive. To set yourself up for success, set up your classroom in a way that’s neat and filled with all the items you and your students need on a daily basis.
When your classroom is efficient and organized, it will run more smoothly. Both you and your students should have easy access to teaching and learning materials, without having to sift through messy areas and disorganized shelves.
An essential component of your classroom management plan is to have a clear set of rules and routines for students to follow daily. Rules set the stage for expectations related to behavior and performance, and routines help everyone stay on track.
The first week of school can be hectic. If you plan accordingly, you can set the tone for the rest of the school year. These tips will help you plan for all the incidentals that arise on week one.
The big day is nearly here. To make sure you’re successful, here are a few last-minute suggestions for your back-to-school checklist.
Written by Janelle Cox.