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First Day of School: Quidance for a High School Teacher

What would you do on your first day of teaching? How would you help relieve the students anxiety? What things would you do to create an environment conducive to learning?

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What would you do on your first day of teaching? How would you help relieve the students anxiety? What things would you do to create an environment conducive to learning?

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The first class sets the semester in motion, so consider carefully what you want to do in that first meeting. The culture of a course is fixed very early in the term; the first thing students learn in any class are the "rules of the game." If you want your students to do writing or group work or to ask questions late in the semester, get them to do these things from the beginning. Once their expectations for the class are formed, it is difficult to get them to change. The following is an agenda that may help you structure the meeting and allay some of your anxiety.

If you want to achieve an informal style, arrive early and begin to know your students. ...

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As a high school teacher, this solution explains what to do on the first day of teaching and how to help relieve the students' anxiety. It also touches on the things a teacher could do to create an environment conducive to learning.

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