As much as we love and want to do our best for our students, sometimes the workload gets overwhelming. Here some teachers share their ideas for prepping for the new school year:
1. Plan, plan, plan, and then double-check the plan
“To prepare for the new school year, teachers should have routines and procedures planned out in a thoughtful and specific way.”
– Chelsea Howells (@chelsea2832), McNiel Middle School, Wichita Falls ISD
2. Dive straight into fun
“Grab the kids with something interesting quickly!”– Laura Smith (@laurabsmith58), Mooresville Middle School in Mooresville Graded School District
Get students excited for the year to come and half your work is done!
3. Don’t forget the data
4. Tech it up!
“I always make a Google Doc and folder in my Drive for all of my EdTech ideas before school starts. I try to make several online quizzes, assignments, and videos to last me through the first few crazy weeks of school.”– Jamie Jo Morgan (@JamieJoMorgan), Wichita Falls, ISD
5. Remember: You are going to smash this!
“To be flexible, everything will change and it is much easier if you can move with the flow.”– Jessica Mitchell (@mindofmitchell), McNiel Middle School, Wichita Falls ISD
“Don’t allow negative thoughts to overwhelm you and just relax!”– Tammy McDorman (@80sgirl1987), Fowler, Wichita Falls ISD