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I just came from a day of meetings and 6th grade orientation,...so forgive me
if I am repeating myself...."The First Days of School" by Harry Wong will
really help. It has great organizers, suggestions for rules and a lot of
other tips. I think she will get a tremendous amount out of it. As far as
rules go I have the following:
Be trustworthy, Be truthful, Be a listener, Be Respectful and Be Your Best.
These are considered general rules. A first year teacher may feel more
comfortable with more specific rules. But you have to have a set YOU can live
with. The Wong book really helped me my first year out. One of the things he
uses I use is "In Five". Some may say well that is too elementary for my
kids ...I teach 6, 7, 8 and they do not mind at all...I used it in High
school....and I explain there are times where there is so much action in the
art class that I might need everyones attention and this saves my lungs. I
get going, they get going and so they know I am talking to everyone...not
just Johnny on the wheel I use the "In Five"
Just a few thoughts
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