First Days of School – From a Middle School English Teacher
We’ve hit the second half of July, and it’s almost time. Teachers everywhere are starting to slowly work themselves into back to school mode and beginning to think about what they will do in those important first days of school. For a middle school teacher, those days are a time for setting the mood for the rest of the year. I don’t really prescribe to the school of thought that I need to spend the first days of school acting like a tyrant and then slowly relaxing my iron grip, but I do think it is important to let my students know a bit about me and a good deal about what I expect from them for the year.