I'm a second year teacher who is starting fresh after a hectic first year. I'm trying to ease my mind a bit by trying to create a list of routines that I want to integrate into my classroom this year. I would introduce these routines and practice them over the first few days on school. Last year, I explained rules and went over classroom procedures, are there any ways to jazz this up? My school is really into stations and I thinking of introducing the station model while creating getting-to-know-the-classroom-or-teacher type activities at each station. Any thoughts? How do you get kids excited about middle school English on the very first day?
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