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Once it is time to go back to school, after a long and hopefully good summer, teachers, not just students, need to buckle down and to consider the goals for the year ahead. No matter if you are homeschooling or heading back to the classroom, there are things you can do now that will help you to prepare for the year ahead.
Getting Teacher’s Ready
Are you ready to teach? Engaging your students in the wealth of information you have for them this year is important. To get started, consider the following tips to help you through the process.
- Begin the year with educational goals. What are the short term and the long term goals for the year? Focus on what students will learn, but also on what you will learn and do throughout the year, too.
- Realize that as much as you want to be done in the average school day, you will likely have less time than you think to make it happen. Everything from the phone calls to the meetings to the student that needs a bit more attention could pull you away. Plan for interruptions and be okay with them.
- During that first week of school, you may want to work to establish a game plan and a daily schedule you will stick with. However, this may be less important than making sure that the day goes well and in a positive manner.
At the beginning of the school year, most children will want to explore the boundaries and find out what is new for them. Give children the ability to move into this new year in a successful manner, too.