As teachers across the country are returning to school and some meeting their students for the first time this week, others for only the first few weeks, I see teachers across the Twitterverse creating amazing lessons to introduce their students to their classroom environment.
What would you expect to see in a classroom the first few days of school? If you answered students sitting in rows quietly listening to teachers go over their syllabus, expectations and RULES, then you aren't seeing PIRATE teachers. PIRATES know that those things can wait. It is more important to foster and nurture those fledgling relationships with students. The first few days are vital to showing students your classroom will be different. It is in these precious few hours that we can break out of the typical routine and create the dynamic awesomeness that is a PIRATE classroom.
Q1 What do you do with your first few days of school? #sstlap
Q2 What is the most important goal of your first week of school? #sstlap
Q3 What is the most important thing you want students to learn in your class this term/year? #sstlap
Q4 How will you show Ss they matter in your classroom this year? #sstlap
Q5 What are your best PIRATE tricks/hooks and ideas to connect with and engage your Ss? #sstlap
Q6 Calling all PIRATES- How will you celebrate what happens in your class to connect with parents and Ss? #sstlap
Q7 Who is your go to person when you are feeling stressed, or need inspiration? #sstlap
Q8 What are you going to do this year to make sure Ss would come to class even if they don't have to?
Q9 What are your ticket lessons? If you don't think you have any- set some goals! #sstlap