First day jitters are not reserved for our students. Teacher first day jitters are on a whole different level. Those jitters may slowly grow until you’re in full-blown panic attack mode. This anxiety over the first day doesn’t just pop up because you don’t know what you are doing. You probably have amazing plans on how your room will run, schedules, routines, work tasks, data – the ideas are all there. But the big question is – how do you get there? What do you do on that first day when the routines aren’t there yet? What’s fun and exciting but not overwhelming? What’s structured enough to give our learners the support that they need but not overly structured that you feel like you are starting the year in the middle of October? It’s confusing!
Check out my tips on planning for the first day of school! … and no, it’s not serving chocolate chip cookies… read on 😉
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