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Monday, July 13, 2009

First Day: Laying the Groundwork

By Emma McDonald

The first day of school is absolutely one of the most important days of the year. It's the day you set the tone for your classroom for the entire year. Every teacher wants to have a smoothly running classroom, but that's difficult to achieve when you don't know where to start. As a new teacher, you might be feeling as though you're groping around half blindfolded, with only bits and pieces of information, rather than the whole picture. What you need is a vision of what you want your classroom to look like as a positive learning environment. Then you need to take that vision and use the first day of school to lay the groundwork for making it a reality.


Read Emma McDonald's complete article here.

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