routines and procedures
Here's a late-summer planning tip and a great way to help students be accountable for their time and work assigments. This teacher's tip also keeps the critical communication line between home and school open.
Inspired by Late Night with David Letterman, this tip helps set a positive tone for the year and the students love hearing their classmates' answers.
Connect with Your Peers
Kate Ortiz says, “My first year with 7th graders started out rocky, even though I had taught successfully for many years before that. Here are the things that helped my students get more engaged in their learning and be more respectful: First, learn their names. I was overwhelmed with the number of students I saw each day, having been used to elementary classes, and I didn't make learning their names a priority…”