These questions are very useful when starting out in a new school.
Teaching is a big job. It can get overwhelming to plan for, remember and execute everything you’re supposed to. In an effort to help a good friend who’s starting teaching this year, I recently read a great article by Karen Zauber and it got me thinking about questions teachers should ask. I’ve put together a list of some questions all teachers should ask at the start of the school year and periodically throughout the school year. Some questions are for you to ask yourself, and others are for you to ask someone else. Please comment below if there are any important questions I missed!
Establishing the Climate of My Classroom (To Ask Myself)
- How do I expect students to turn things in? (This is definitely something to tell students on the first day!)
- How much noise can I tolerate? “It’s easier to start out more controlled and gradually open…
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