Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tips and Tricks For First Year High School English Teachers

I've been compiling a list of blog posts to help you get ready for the start of the school year and to succeed throughout the year if you're a new secondary English teacher.

First up is a fabulous post with ideas of how to build your classroom library.  Don't worry about having it completely stocked for day one but perhaps try for at least 25-30 books.  You can do it! Also, I had to set myself a monthly book budget because I became a little overzealous when I first started.  Read The Daring English Teacher's tips here:

Next you might want to check out Lauralee's post about how to set up a secondary classroom!  My favorite tip I ever heard about decorating was to use fabric instead of paper for bulletin boards!  It doesn't fade easily or rip easily!

I love this idea from Lovin' Lit about how to find stories to include in your classes.  Hint- it involves your ipod!  

Lastly, make sure you've got your sub folder ready.  You'll try to resist but eventually you're going to miss a day.  Make sure you have that handled from day one!  You never know what will happen.  Check out my post about setting your sub up for a successful day!

Thanks for reading! 

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