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Smart Classroom Management: 5 Essential Strategies For The First Day Of School

5 Essential Strategies For The First Day Of School

In the past, I’ve written about the importance of ensuring a happy first day of school experience for your students. There are many reasons for this, but the biggest is that it gives you leverage. You see, when students like being in your classroom, your classroom management plan will matter to them. It will have […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Build Rapport On The First Day Of School

How To Build Rapport On The First Day Of School

Building rapport is one of an umbrella of strategies whose goal is to create a classroom your students love being part of. And why is that important? Because when your students look forward to your class, everything is easier. From behavior to attentiveness to work habits, every area of classroom management is made better. But […]

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How to Set The Tone On The First Day Of School

How To Set The Tone On The First Day Of School

Of the many goals you have on the first day of school, none compares in importance to setting the proper tone for your students. It is the initial impression of your classroom, after all, that establishes its culture. It’s the feeling, the pace, the attitude, the mood, and the spirit of the experience that expresses […]

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7 Keys To The First Day Of School

7 Keys To The First Day Of School

The first day of school is about setting the tone. It’s about focusing on the first wee little steps leading to the most memorable school year your students have ever had. There is no room for weak first impressions, no room for indecisiveness, and no room to leave your students bored or uninspired. It’s best […]

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Why You Should Smile On The First Day Of School

You’ve likely heard the oft-repeated recommendation that teachers should never smile the first three months of the school year. The idea being that if you show kindness toward your students, they’ll see it as a weakness and take advantage of you. Hogwash. Although it’s true students can and often do come to the conclusion that […]

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The Biggest First Day Of School Mistake You Can Make

The Biggest First Day Of School Mistake You Can Make

There is a common mistake teachers make on the first day of school that sets in motion bad student habits and misbehaviors that can last the rest of the school year. That’s a big statement, I know. But this one particular mistake will be responsible for scores of teachers getting off to a disastrous classroom […]

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