The Best Back-to-School Tips From Teacher Advisors
Strategies for organizing your classroom and welcoming students, from five veteran K-12 teachers
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Find the best ideas for kicking off the start of the school year. Our teacher advisors share organizational tips, such as how to create a color-coded system for different classes, icebreakers such as a match-up activity that gets teens motivated to learn, and more recommendations for settling students in for a great year of learning.
Meet our advisors for each grade level and see their ideas below, which include ready-to-use reproducibles and checklists to help you implement their strategies in your own classroom.
There is so much to do for that first week back -- where do you start? Here are a few suggestions from 1st-grade teacher Jill White.
Third grade teacher Marissa Ochoa shares tips for getting students settled in and motivated to learn.
Welcome kindergarten students to school by establishing clear and consistent classroom rules and routines.
Sixth-grade teacher Kechia Williams explains how she has her students introduce themselves and the methods she uses to assess their learning style.