What Do Teachers Need for Back to School?

August 28, 2023

What Do Teachers Need for Back to School?

Just hearing the words Back-to-School creates a feeling of overwhelm and anxiety in most teachers!

However, over the years I have learned that less is more.

Yes less planning is more! Often as educators we over-plan and the reality is, that by the time the first day of

school comes around, we are already mentally (and physically) exhausted.

In a nutshell, there are 3 important resources a teacher needs for the first week of school and they need to be both

engaging and visual.


What Do Teachers Need for Back to School?


  1. Begin building a classroom community by explicitly teaching the expected classroom rules and expectations:


2. Implement engaging and visual mini lessons (that can double as paperless morning activities):


3. Empower students to develop a positive growth mindset from the get go:

Happy back to school!


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