The Scariest Day of the Year for a Teacher

 

Tomorrow is my first day of the new school year and I am petrified.

It’s nothing new. This day torments me every year.

Whilst you can lose your students any day during the year, if you lose them on the very first day you are in a world of trouble.

I’ve done it all. Nailed my first day and botched it.

And there’s no script that one can follow to guarantee success. Every class is different, just as every individual is different. This uniqueness gives us great variety in our job but also challenges us to make a quick determination of what their needs are and how they want to be taught. Some are looking for more room to grow creatively whilst others want a more uniform approach.

And this determination has to be worked out on the first day.

In the first lesson, actually!

Wish me luck.

 

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7 Responses to “The Scariest Day of the Year for a Teacher”

  1. keepsmeoutofmischief Says:

    I know exactly how you feel, I always have my ‘I’m stood at the front of the classroom and I can’t remember how to teach’ dream on the night before the term starts. I still have it even though I’m not in the classroom anymore!

    Hope you have a good first day back!

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