Read through the chat below for ideas on what student information to collect to enhance your lessons: interests, reading history, learning styles, etc. You'll see examples of how to make your syllabus more visually appealing and learn what other teachers emphasize on day one. You'll also find ways to get to know your students and communicate with their parents.
Hope you'll join us next Tuesday August 2nd at 8pm EST to talk about curriculum and unit planning. We'd also love for you to join our 2ndaryELA Facebook group (even if you aren't on Twitter). 2ndaryELA is a group of middle and high school English Language Arts teachers looking to share ideas and best practices. This group is an extension of our Twitter chat and a place for collaboration, questions, and encouragement. Feel free to post teaching ideas, success stories, resource links, photos, etc. that will enhance our instruction.