The first week of the 2022-23 school year is over and done for the forty-two year teaching veteran. I’ve had four workdays and am looking forward to the first day with students this upcoming Monday.
Some people have the idea that teachers don’t have a whole lot to do with teacher workdays, but such is certainly not the case. There are so many of the nuts and bolts that need to be put together and adjusted during the short period of time before the school year starts.
Some of the basics for the teacher workdays before school starts:
- Daily schedule for each day
- List of class rosters for each period
- Coordination with your team of teachers to make sure all areas are covered
- Classroom decor, including bulletin boards and the like
- Class seating chart for each of your classes, including a card for each desk that tells who is supposed to sit where
- Open house for parents and students
- Opening faculty meeting, which lasts all one workday
- Checking out all classroom technology to make sure it’s going to be working properly from day one
- Meetings with other teachers in the school for students in their programs you’ll be serving
I know I’ve probably left quite a few things off the list, but this gives a basic idea of some of the things we have to have done before the first day of school. There are lots of little details that I’ve not included, like lunch times and the like, that are also very necessary to have a good start to the year.
I’m very much looking forward to the first day of school on Monday. I’m sure there will be a few blips on the screen as the first day transpires, but good preparation insures that those will hopefully be few and far between.
It’s going to be a good year to have a good school year.