With the school year soon approaching (or for those who have already started), many teachers seem to feel overwhelmed at the thought that they are now in charge of not only educating little minds, but with everything else involved with being a teacher. Whether you are new to teaching, transferred to a new building, or are teaching a new grade level, tips for getting through the day are always appreciated.
What helped me survive was the book, The First Days of School by Harry Wong. It was actually a requirement for my student teaching seminar, and I also received a copy when I was hired into my district. There is so much that you can't possibly learn in college, and this book definitely opened my eyes to how I should be planning for the beginning of the year.
Well, it has been a few years since I've opened this book and it's currently buried in a box as I'm in the process of moving. I still wanted to offer some tips, so I looked to some of my blogging friends and Facebook followers for help. They put together a list of 35 tips to help you out. These teachers have some wonderful blogs that you can visit for more great ideas by clicking on their tip.