You Can be Ready for Teaching that Scary First Day of School

The first day of school can be somewhat difficult and even scary for both children and teachers alike. But, as a teacher, there are a number of tips and hints to help you make it through that challenging first day. Bearing in mind that the children whose education is in your hands are probably even more nervous than you are, helping to alleviate those first day jitters for them should be at the top of your to-do list. So, here are a few ideas to help you and your students through that scary first day of school
1. Plan ahead: As with any other endeavor in life, planning is truly the secret to success for your first day. The important thing to remember here is not to simply plan but to over-plan by not just preparing, but over preparing. And, don't simply write lessons for just one day. Write more. The devil's in the details, so be prepared.
2. Prepare the classroom: For nine months, it will be your home-away-from-home, so you want it to be a reflection of your primary goals for the students, your own personality, and educational philosophy. So, it is suggested thatyou prepare the bulletin boards and post all pertinent class info, set up your classroom to suit your personal teaching style, make sure you have all necessary student supplies like pencils, paper, crayons, glue, scissors, rulers, construction paper, calculators, textbooks, and workbooks. And, don't forget to count them. You'll also need your teaching supplies like a seating chart, a plan book, markers, pens, rubber bands, paper clips, tape, a stapler, staples, hall passes, and attendance forms.
3. Review Your Lesson Plans: Again, being over-prepared will help you with your lesson plan as well.
4. Greet your students at the door and be sure to smile. They're just children and probably way more nervous than you are, so you want them to feel more comfortable. Give each one their seat assignment because that willgive them a feeling of security knowing where they belong. Also, give them something to do right away. That will keep them busy and help relieve those first-day jitters.
5. So, now that you're ready, relax. You've got this. And, when that first day of school is over, congratulations are in order, so give yourself a pat on the back. It's all much easier from here on in.
Nguyen Kinh Luan
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