Saturday, August 1, 2015

5 Wolfelicious Tips for BTS

I'm going back to school in two weeks.  It is amazing how quickly summer goes by. I have been thinking and decided to put together my Top 5 Wolfelicious tips for back to school.  

Photo of 5 Wolfelicious Tips 4 BTS

Are you ready to go back to school?  Are you nervous about it?

Here are my tips to help you have a successful school year.

1) Relax
I know!  This one is difficult to do.  You are excited to go back and have so much to do, but you do need to relax.  Don't take on too much.  Take deep breathes.

2) You will feel Overwhelmed
Every year I am overwhelmed at the beginning of the year.  You will be too.  It is normal to feel this way.  There are so many things to do at the beginning of the year.  Try to relax.  Take deep breathes.  You will be awesome this year!

3) Model, Model, Model
Make sure you write down all your procedures you want your class to do.  Check them off once you teach your students what you want them to do.  Show them.  Have them practice the correct way.  Practice the wrong way and then again the correct way.  Here are some of the procedures I teach my students.
*Get a tissue
*How to get a pencil/What to do with a broken pencil
*How to keep their pencil box.
*How to organize their desk.
*How to push in their chair.
*Morning routine procedure.
*How to line up.
*How to work in groups.
*What to do in the cafeteria/playground.
*Go over the rules. 

4)Don't Assume.
Don't assume your students will know how to do things.  Yes, I am sure they do. But is it the way you want or last year's teacher?  Yes, students are smart, but different expectations need to be learned.  How you have your class line up is different than they did last year.  

5)Pick One Subject
If you are a brand new teacher or even if you aren't, pick one subject and master it.  Yes, teach all subjects and do you best, but choose one and really master it.  Then the next year pick another subject and continue until all your subjects are mastered.  This way it won't be too overwhelming this year and you will feel really good about the one subject.  Mastering a subject takes time and energy.  Picking too many to master in one year will make your overwhelmed.  Pick one!!

These are my 5 Wolfelicious Tips for Back to School!  I hope you find them useful!

       Thanks so much for stopping by. 

       Have a Wolfelicious day!

         Pre-K, Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschooler, Staff -



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