It’s that time again, the start of a new school year. Not only do parents and students need to prepare for the first day of class, teachers need to get ready as well. There is a lot that needs to get done before school begins. Here is a back to school guide for teachers preparing for the new school year.
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Over plan for that first week of school. Have back up activities planned for when lessons run shorter than expected or don’t go as planned. Also, plan first day activities that will welcome students to the new classroom and get classmates acquainted with one another. Plan a fun way to introduce students to the rules and classroom procedures. Include a variety of activities in you中国福利彩票下载安装αppr lessons that will appeal to the different learning styles that you中国福利彩票下载安装αppr students will prefer.
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