Begin the year with enthusiasm
and a great deal of energy.
Have a romanticized and idealistic
view of what it will mean to teach.
Begin to identify different
sources and types of support you can draw on throughout the year.
Become familiar with the faculty,
policies and procedures in the school. The
orientation handbook tool can help you organize this information.
Begin to establish
routines, initial lesson plans, learning environments,
Begin to work with your principal
on developing your Individualized Development Plan (IDP), which will establish your professional goals for the year.
Begin preparing a preliminary