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Best of Works 4 Me: Back to School

Teaching Tips, Ideas and Strategies to Help You Start the New School Year.

routines & procedures

Back to School Means Back to Work

Julie Williams, a high school teacher in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Don't waste any time going over procedures and rules the first day of class.  See how to set the "work tone" for your new class from day one.


Building Trust & Community

Welcoming Students to Your Classroom

From Laurie Fay, Linda Sue Hansen, and Elissa Graga

A back to school bonus! See the innovative ways these educators create a warm welcome for incoming students - and their parents. 


Timely Transitions

By Various Authors

Fidgety, talkative, sauntering students can throw your well-planned day way off-track. Set this tone during the first week of school to help make every second count!

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