AASL Post: How to Get Ready for a New Year at Your New School

How to Get Ready for a New Year at Your New School | Starting off a new year at a new-to-you school can be daunting, but it's also an exciting opportunity. Here's five tips to help you prepare.

Starting at a new school can be overwhelming, so it’s good to have a plan.

I’ve shared this on social media, but not in an official blog post here.  This year, I will be the new media specialist at Tampa Preparatory, an independent 6-12 school.  It’s my first time at a new-to-me school since I started at Stewart seven years ago.  I’m excited and anxious at the same time.   There are so many things to do and figure out when starting at a new school.

How to Get Ready for a New Year at a New School

In my post over on AASL Knowledge Quest, I share some tips and advice on getting ready for your new year at a new school.  A lot of these are useful if you’re continuing at the same school as well.  It’s tempting to try to do ALL THE THINGS.  But if you can focus and limit yourself to the most important things right now, you’ll have a much better year at your new school.

Click on over to learn how you can:

  • Go in early
  • Clean house (but not too much)
  • Get to know your students and teachers
  • Don’t overplan
  • Re-evaluate and reflect halfway through the year