Schools are re-opening. Teachers are preparing to come back to their teaching. It’s their regular teaching experience that will prepare them for the new classroom with many of their usual and some new methods and strategies.
Summer holidays make teachers recharge their batteries and learn new styles of teaching. Teaching is not new for them, but whenever a new session starts teachers need to reorganize themselves for new students.
Teachers need to spend a wealth of time preparing for new classrooms and the environment to satisfy the learning needs of all students.
Tips to help teachers prepare for school start
#1 – Try to read through new students files so that you can know them better when you begin to meet them.
#2 – Talk to other teachers about new students that you are going to deal with. Veteran teachers are the best option as they might have taught those students in earlier grades.
#3 – You can create a virtual seating arrangement as per the personality of student identified in their files for the first day of school and further rectify it on meeting students.
#4 – Make note of rules and consequences. They should be as per the grade in which you are going to teach. All your students will look for consistency and stability with classroom procedures.
#5 – It can be a good idea to create posters of rules, daily schedule, and other important dates then add them to a pin board on the first day. Decorate the pin board with few colorful pictures to make the classroom lively.
#6 – Check for ideas of how to teach the new students. That can include making chart of activities and lessons related to the course to be taught.
#7 – See to it that the computer and other technological gadgets are working properly, before the start of session.
#8 – You must not overlook the area of emotional preparation for the students. Always remember new students arrive fresh and eager just like new robins very much willing to be recipients of your teaching efforts.
#9 – Try to infuse technology in your teaching plans, as it is a great way to reach your students, as well as their individual learning style.
#10 – Come up with ways to improve the classroom environment. Use your research during summer break to reflect new ways of learning or altering the existing ways for improvements.
Originally posted 2009-08-10 04:00:05.