The first days of school are an opportunity to set the tone and culture of your school or classroom. How do you work with students and colleagues to create a safe and structured learning environment that challenges students to high expectations? What routines and procedures help you manage diverse learners? How do you consistently communicate standards and help students develop the ability to self-regulate and self-assess their progress toward standards? What do you do when things get off course?
ASCD Express is looking for short, 600–1,000-word essays on the theme “Better Classroom Management from Day One.” Guidelines for submissions are here; please send us your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15, 2013.