New Teacher - First Days of School

Goals for the First Days

When establishing your classroom expectations, it's important for you to remember that the goal is to help students become more responsible. The intent for administering rules/expectations and procedures is to help students learn appropriate and productive life skills within a comfortable classroom environment.

The activities of the first days of school should lead to some specific goals. These goals might fit into four areas:

  1. The teacher getting to know the students.
  2. The students getting to know the teacher and each other.
  3. Teacher maintaining classroom organization and management.
  4. Teachers and students becoming aware of your school policy, procedures, and culture.

Teacher getting to know the students

Students getting to know the teacher and each other

Classroom organization and management

School policy, procedures, and culture