The Don’t Go Down in Flames on the First Day of School Checklist


Just to mix things up a bit, I thought this would be fun for all of you who are teachers! Have a great first day back (whenever that may be…for some of you, today!)

Singing Pigs

  1. Do you have lesson plans?
  2. Do you have a bagged lunch or cafeteria money?
  3. Do you have seating charts?
  4. Do you have a steady source of caffeine?
  5. Did you set your alarm?
  6. Did you double check that your alarm is set to 6:00am and not 6:00pm?
  7. Did you pick out a cute outfit for the first day? (Males: Do you have something unwrinkled to wear?)
  8. Does your cute outfit consist of layers appropriate for an average classroom temperature of 41 – 98 degrees Fahrenheit?
  9. Are you wearing comfortable shoes?
  10. Do you know what your schedule is?
  11. Have you posted your schedule somewhere easily visible for when you forget what your schedule is?
  12. Do you know where all the cool teachers eat lunch?
  13. Do you know exactly how long it takes you to go to the bathroom?
  14. Does the time requirement from #12 realistically fit into your passing period? (Please…

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About karen mahon

i am a behavior and learning scientist. i hold an ed.d. in educational psychology and am trained as an instructional designer. i have spent more than 15 years working in education and instructional software design.
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2 Responses to The Don’t Go Down in Flames on the First Day of School Checklist

  1. janien says:

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  2. Pingback: checklist voor maandag 2 september 2013 #terugnaarschool | The Sausage Machine

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