Getting Ready For the First Day of School with #2ndaryELA

July 07, 2017

First impressions matter. Maybe that's why teachers obsess over the first day of school so much. We're all hoping that a good first day will lead to a great year. As you prepare to go back to school, check out 10 of our past #2ndaryELA chats for ideas and advice on how to make your school year great.
First impressions matter. Maybe that's why teachers obsess over the first day of school so much. We're all hoping that a good first day will lead to a great year. As you prepare to go back to school, check out 10 of our past #2ndaryELA chats for ideas and advice on how to make your school year great. Click on each linked blog post below for more information.

Creating Your Classroom Environment
Take a peek into the classrooms of 25+ secondary English Language Arts teachers for decoration ideas, desk arrangements, how to showcase student work, and technology must haves.

Setting Up a Secondary ELA Classroom
During the school year, your classroom is a second home to you and students. You want it to be functional but also comfortable and welcoming.
Think about collecting student information to inform instruction, syllabi, supplies, first day & week activities, and must teach routines & procedures for the first day & week. 

Find new and exciting back to school ideas and activities for middle and high school teachers.

To prepare for going back to school, middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed collecting student information, what to include in a syllabus, important routines and procedures for the first week, forming relationships with students, and building partnerships with parents. 

Building Your Classroom Library
It's all about the books:  students' favorite reads, building, organizing & managing a classroom libraries, and matching students' interests.

Get tips on how to organize the teacher desk, student supplies, paperwork, student work, and books.

It is essential for teachers to establish effective routines, procedures and learning structures in their classrooms starting the first week of school.  

Consider routines & procedures, problematic student behaviors, successful classroom management strategies, support from colleagues & administration, and valuable classroom management resources.

Learn best practices for parent communication for positive and negative academics/behaviors, technology tips, and ways to involve students in the process.

Get caught up on all of our past chats here:

You Might Also Like

0 comments