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What if every teacher took this approach?
What if we decided that Day 1 wasn't for going over the rules, but rather for showing students what it is going to be like to be in this class?
What if we taught a fantastic, memorable lesson on Day 1?
What if we went out of our way to draw students in on Day 1?
What if we committed to carry this on far beyond Day 1?
The old saying is you never get a second chance to make a first impression, right? What if what happens on Day 1 is essential for the tone of the rest of your experience together with this class?
I am now thinking about my typical "first day" activities. What will I have to change if I want Day 1 to be about creating an experience for students? (Thanks for that approach,