6 Messages Every Student Should Hear On The First Day Of School –

6 Messages Every Student Should Hear On The First Day Of School

by Terry Heick & Jackie Gerstein

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I took an excerpt of a recent post by Jackie, 6 Activities I Use To Build Connections With Students At The Beginning Of The Year, because it seemed too valuable to get buried in a post on a different topic.

She was talking about messages she wants students to hear–to ‘start the year with.’ She didn’t intend for it to be an end-all/be-all of messages for all students everywhere, but rather the messages she delivers to her students in the context of what her students will be doing and how she will be teaching.

Because I liked her messages so much, I revised them a bit for a wider audience, which you’ll find below.

There are dozens of messages that students ‘need’ to hear, but I showed restraint (could’ve been 50) and stuck with six. If I did the post tomorrow, I may see it all differently. Feel free to add yours to the comments below.

6 Messages Every Student Should Hear On The First Day Of School

Beginning class with a focus on connections rather than content gives…

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