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Why the first week of school is also the most important.1 min read

If you are diving into the first week of the school year right now, good luck! This is one of my very favorite times to be an educator. No matter what grade you teach or position you work in a school, energy is high this time of year. Kids won’t admit it, but most are excited to be back in school. And at least for me, so am I. It’s a time of new beginnings and fresh slates. 

This is why I think how we plan the first week and what our focus is during it is so vital. This is the week where you start relationships with students. It’s where you set the tone for your class, expectations, culture, and everything else. 

In the video above, I talk about some of the activities I do in this first week, and share a story about how the power of the beginning of the year can have a huge effect on the rest of it.

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