Thankful that students are back once again
Thankful that in a few days, I’ll find myself in the classroom
teaching important lessons in History
Thankful that in a few days, I’ll be sitting in my graduate school classes
learning about important lessons in History
Because they all remind me of why I’m in this place, in the first place
A fresh perspective on the the first days of school practices
Today was the much anticipated first day of the new school year. Students streamed through the building in their finest new outfits. Teachers greeted students with broad smiles hiding the butterflies and willing with all their might that this school year will be the best yet!
Every year, I try to improve my student’s first day experience. While I used to hand out syllabus, a list of expectations, and a lecture about plagiarism, I have since evolved to reading sections of text, asking students to write about their first-day, and playing a game of two truths and a lie.
This year, I continued to build my constructivist approach by taking the pieces that have received good feedback from previous years and trying both high and low tech updates. See the ideas below and let me know if you’ve tried similar tactics.
Last year I caved and finally…
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