This page is dedicated to addressing issues that teachers commonly face during the first few days of school, including:

  • Classroom Climate

    • The book Winning Strategies to Thrive in Today's Classroom, by Bill Cecil (Michigan Teacher of the Year 2003-2004) is an awesome resource! He talks about how to build a team mentality in your classroom and create an environment where everyone feels comfortable and works well together. I saw him present as part of our new teacher orientation; his ideas are wonderful & they can be adapted for all levels, all subjects. He has lots of great ideas for icebreakers and other activities to get students comfortable working with each other, and he talks about how to keep that mentality going throughout the year. GREAT stuff! - AmyBas AmyBas

See also: Administrivia, Classroom Management, Curriculum Development, For Beginning Teachers, Getting a Job, Instructional Strategies, Lesson Planning Templates, Preparation for Student Teaching, Staying in the Target Language, Teaching & Learning Styles

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