Set the school year up for success with: The First Six Weeks of School

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Published by the US-based Center for Responsive Schools, The First Six Weeks of School is a guidebook for K-6 teachers that offers strategies for teachers to establish a positive learning community within the first six weeks of school, with the goal of maintaining a positive classroom environment throughout the school year for students and teachers alike.

The authors focus on using positive teacher language, getting students excited about schoolwork, and establishing classroom routines. Also included in the book are sample daily schedules for maximizing productivity in the classroom environment. The second edition includes a chapter about the first day of school and its importance in establishing the tone for the school year.

Center for Responsive Schools. (2015). The First Six Weeks of School (2nd ed.). Turners Falls: MA: Center for Responsive Schools.