If you are kicking off your first week of student teaching, you may be wondering what you should do in the first week of school.  Here are some quick ideas to build a stronger learning environment:

  • cooperatively establish student/class goals
  • introduce oneself
  • inquire about student prior knowledge (regarding subject or skills)
  • survey students on their interests and learning styles
  • review syllabus / course
  • examine classroom expectation and rules
  • use ice breakers / name games (Click here to view recommended ice breaker websites)
  • spark student interest in the curriculum  
  • set a positive atmosphere
  • start your curriculum