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3 Back-to-School Tips for Teachers

When starting out a new school year, it is important to set yourself for success. Sometimes it may seem difficult to take control of the situation especially when you have children in your class that you do not know. There are some things that you can do to make sure that you have a successful school year, where you can set yourself as well as your class up for success. In this article, we are going to give you three tips as to how you can set yourself up for success as a teacher for the upcoming school year.

Organize, Organize, Organize

One of the things that can lead to a stressful, chaotic school year is not having your materials organized in a manner where you know where everything is. This will save you a lot of time and headache when moving on to new units, or even just figuring out where you put your holiday decorations. If you are organized and prepared with all of your materials and content, then that will make your time teaching go much more smoothly, and you will cut down on the time that you have to spend in the classroom after hours.

Have a Plan for the First Week

The first week of school is so important to setting up the tone for the classroom for the rest of the year. If you do not establish a tone in an effective manner, then that will make your classroom chaotic for the rest of the year. If you have first week back to school activities, then that will help your students have a good time, while they are still learning things. This is a great way for your students to have a good time while at school, but to make sure that they are still doing work and learning while they are having a good time. Some of these activities include crosswords, icebreaker games, among many other first week of school activities.

Set Classroom Expectations

Setting classroom expectations is one of the most important things that you can do when setting yourself up for a successful school year. It is important to communicate your expectations with the students, so that they understand that there are consequences for their actions. If there are no classroom expectations, then the classroom will go to chaos. Without clear expectations and consequences, there will be a crazy classroom that does not have kids who are in the best learning environment.


Although the school year may seem like it is never going to end, there are still ways that you can make sure that the school year goes well not only for you but also for your students. Making sure that you are organized as a teacher, have activities planned for the first week of school, as well as setting clear classroom expectations, then you will have an easier time having a successful school year with all of your students. We hope that these tips help you have a great school year. Good luck!


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