One of my first pieces of advice for new teachers or those “where the heck do I start???” emails – is keep those hands busy! Problem behaviors happen when your students are not engaged or doing something. I recommend making a lot of easy tasks to occupy your kiddos the first few weeks. If you have a brand new, full class of kids – you will need to keep some kids working while you assess and teach your other students the schedules, rotations, new tasks, etc. Basically – you need some independent work tasks. Some that can be accomplished by your students on their own but is also meaningful. You want these work tasks to still practice previously mastered skills and concepts.
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