A round-up of posts relevant to the first day of class!
Beginning with the End In Mind – Thinking beyond the syllabus, log-ins, and diagnostic tests of the first day, to the larger question of how the semester should go.
Student Panel – Authentic introductions and warm-ups are important, according to a student panel at one of my colleges.
Student Questions – How will you be handling student questions this semester? Think about it, and set the expectation on Day 1.
Connecting Student and Syllabus – Best to start out with a plan for this!
Syllabus Activities – Ideas for going over the syllabus on the first day, plus more ideas for integrating it into class throughout the semester.
Conversation Jenga – A particularly great activity for Day 1 conversations.
Warm-Ups – All of my posts tagged “warm-up”
Awkward First Day – Classic journal post from my earliest days teaching EBS.
Comfortable First Day – Classic journal post from my days teaching EBS.
A Fresh, New Semester – My first day last semester – assistant teaching in for-credit EAP.