Top 10 Back-to-School Principles & Tips for Teachers

The Ten Guiding Principles were developed to help teachers start the new school year off right with specific ideas for implementing them. This slideshow gives the highlights of them.

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Be Prepared
Message for Students: Teacher knows what she/he is doing.

Arrive at school very early. You will feel more confident if you can spend time checking out the room and feeling comfortable in it. Make sure that your name is on the board along with the schedule, there is a welcoming sign on the door, all your name tags are carefully prepared, the desks are arranged to your satisfaction, all your instructional materials are ready, and your plans are summarized on an index card for easy reference.

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Excerpted from: Your First Year of Teaching and Beyond.

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