Why I am look forward to first #mschat 8/9 at 8pm EST

Our Twitter poll has closed, our first topic will be: How to start the school year off right: ideas for the first weeks in a middle school.

For some teachers school has already started, others of us are starting in the next few weeks. This is a great topic for all educators. I always have mixed emotions about starting the school year. I am excited to meet and work with a new group of students. I am nervous about how the students will respond to my teaching. I am a bit sad to not have my former students in class. I know the hardest weeks of the school year are the first few, because it is so important to establish the student/teacher relationship. I am always look for new ideas to help me engage ALL of my students.

I am looking forward to sharing and learning from all the teachers and leaders that join us Thursday for the first #mschat of the 2012/2013 school. I hope it will be the first of many learning opportunities for me/us.