Wow! That was a really short summer! I sent my kids and husband (an 8th grade teacher) back to school this week and I am now getting back into the swing of my work.
When I was a classroom teacher, one of my favorite resources was The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher by Harry K. Wong. It does not matter if this will be your first or 31st year of teaching or if you teach kindergardeners or high school seniors–this book is full of great ideas that will make for a smooth year and improved student achievement and behavior!
Teachers.net also publishes a free monthly column by Mr. Wong and his wife Rosemary.
Good luck and I hope all of you have a fantastic year!