Most teachers, I’m sure, make sure to leave time during the first class to take student questions, primarily about the syllabus and the shape of the course ahead. But it’s worth underlining the importance of student involvement right from the start, letting them know that your desire to hear their questions and concerns is not just a superficial courtesy (“Any questions? OK then…). Here’s a way to encourage students to take ownership of the course. After a brief introduction, distribute the…

First day of class: Meet Your Teacher

I hate reading it for them and having students avoid responsibility by claiming ignorance of what's expected in class.

Great writing activity for goal setting during the first days of school.

Idea for the first week of school: "Peek Face Portraits" with the student's face and goals for the year.

Rules, procedures, and expectations must always be taught on the 1st day of school - but you should be doing other things on that first day, too! Read this list of 10 things every teacher must do on the 1st day of school to make that day more engaging and

10 Things Teachers MUST DO on the 1st Day of School

Teachers are always teaching rules and procedures, but to start your school year off right you must do these 10 things on the day of school!

A free printable for the first day of class!

Kristen Santey I really like this idea of an all about me for students. This allows the teacher to see students interests and it helps teachers to connect with their students. This can be used at any grade level.

Ideas for Meet the Teacher, Sneak Peek, Preview Day, Open House, or whatever you may call it!

How to Make a Reusable, Interactive, "Math About Me" Anchor Chart. Perfect for Meet the Teacher or Open House during your back-to-school season!

The Creative Colorful Classroom: First Day of School Activities!

The Creative Colorful Classroom: First Day of School Activities! ~ Adjust to fit the needs of grade level and classroom

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LOVED this quick activity today! Consensograms from Gingersnaps Treats for Teachers. It took less than five minutes and was a great discussion starter!

Teachers, You Must Send This Letter Home to Parents on the First Day of School! • Got to Teach

Teachers, You Must Send This Letter Home to Parents on the First Day of School

Teachers, You Must Send This Letter Home to Parents on the First Day of School! • Got to Teach

Fun First Day of Class Ideas for High School: I like the toilet paper idea

Fun First Day of Class Ideas for High School

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