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The First Days of School : 

The First Days of School

How do you envision the first day of school? : 

How do you envision the first day of school? What will you say/do? What will students do? What will their first impression be?

The First Days are Critical : 

The First Days are Critical Very few teachers receive any instruction on what to do on the first day of school. Why are the first days critical? What should you do? What should you NOT do?

Your First Day : 

Your First Day Melissa Pantoja began the first day of her first year with a plan. She scripted her first day of school. Teachers do not “wing it.” http://teachers.net/gazette/JUN00/covera.html

Effective Teachers Understand : 

Effective Teachers Understand Student achievement at the end of the year is directly related to the degree to which the teacher establishes good control of the classroom procedures in the very first week of the school year.

How to be an Effective Teacher : 

How to be an Effective Teacher What you do on the first days of school will determine your success or failure for the rest of the school year. You will either win or lose your class on the first days of school.

Control of the classroom : 

Control of the classroom Means that you know the following: what you are doing classroom procedures and your professional responsibilities It is critical that your students know that you know what you are doing

Do you want to be effective? : 

Do you want to be effective? Efficient-Doing things right Effective-Doing the right thing Effectiveness has to do with DOING. To be effective, you must be doing something, constantly working toward improved performance. The effective teacher affects lives.

Seven Things Students Want to Know : 

Seven Things Students Want to Know 1. Am I in the right room?

Seven Things Students Want to Know : 

Seven Things Students Want to Know 2. Where am I supposed to sit?

Seven Things Students Want to Know : 

Seven Things Students Want to Know 3. What are the rules in this classroom?

Seven Things Students Want to Know : 

Seven Things Students Want to Know 4. What will I be doing this year?

Seven Things Students Want to Know : 

Seven Things Students Want to Know 5. How will I be graded?

Seven Things Students Want to Know : 

Seven Things Students Want to Know 6. Who is the teacher as a person?

Seven Things Students Want to Know : 

Seven Things Students Want to Know 7. Will the teacher treat me as a human being?

Meet Mrs. Seroyer : 

Meet Mrs. Seroyer http://teachers.net/wong/FEB05/ChelonndaDCPresentation2_1_files/frame.htm

Creating Your Own First Day Script : 

Creating Your Own First Day Script How will you handle your first day?

Easing Student Anxiety : 

Easing Student Anxiety Am I in the right room? Where am I supposed to sit? What are the rules in this classroom? What will I be doing in this class this semester? How will I be graded? Who is this teacher as a person? Will this teacher treat me as a human being?

Personal Choices : 

Personal Choices Centers/Activities Procedural Information Movement Restroom Food/Drink Arriving/Leaving Class Supplies/Notebooks/Etc.

Thinking about the First Day : 

Thinking about the First Day A common mistake on the first day is under planning What message does this communicate to students? Work on your script for your first day. You may use PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, or simply handwrite your script. Your first day script is due on Thursday.

Suggestions : 

Suggestions Establish Clear Boundaries Be Thorough Be Confident Anticipate Questions

References : 

References Wong, H., & Wong, R. (2005). How to be an effective teacher the first days of school.Mountain View: Harry K. Wong Publications, Inc..

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