The “Start-of-School-Year” Checklist

Want to start the school year off successfully, or at least give yourself the best chance to do so? Prepare a Start-of-School-Year-Checklist. Make this an annual summertime activity to assure you are the best prepared teacher in your building. The Start-of-School-Year-Checklist includes items that the teacher actually needs to do and other items that require thought and reflection. Watch Video #1..

Related Links: The Start of School Checklist
First Day of School Resources
Get a Smart Start to School

How are you going to deal with discipline issues in your classroom? How will you assure an environment where every learner feels comfortable, respected, and welcomed? How will this plan mesh with the building or district discipline code. Watch Video #2

Related Links:
General Ideas for Classroom Management
Scholastic Classroom Management Ideas (mainly elementary)
Classroom Management and a Few Additional Start-of-School Items

Planning for transitions can save a lot of discipline problems as well as benefit students with extra learning time. Watch Video #3

Related Links:

Turn Down Time Into Learning Time
Sponge Activities for Elementary Students
More Sponging Activities for Elementary Students
Sponging Activities for Middle School
High School Sponging Activities are usually discipline specific, search by subject matter

What is the teacher’s plan to ensure that he or she will establish an effective learning climate in which students feel safe, warm, welcome and encouraged to grow? Watch Video #4

Related Links:
Establishing an Active Learning Environment
Excellent Resource for Establishing Active Learning Classrooms


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