SYRACUSE С It’s not just students who get the jitters when it’s time for school to start.
Sometimes teachers feel a little bit anxious about it all too.
“Excited and nervous,” was how Shauna Ludlow described her feelings about starting her first year as a teacher.
“I’m an entire ball of emotions,” she said. After graduating from WSU, Ludlow will begin her teaching career with a sixth grade class at Adelaide Elementary in Bountiful.
To help prepare for that first day in the classroom, approximately 230 teachers and counselors new to teaching or new to Davis School District met at Syracuse High Tuesday. They were introduced to district policy and goals, and given ideas to help in their classrooms.
Ludlow learned about her classroom assignment last May and has had time to meet students and prepare curriculum.
At the orientation, one first-time teacher said she was just offered a job last week. Another worried aloud about fitting the required curriculum into the calendar and another, about helping kindergarteners transition away from their parents.
Cheryl Wilson’s classroom management session was standing room only, as teachers looked to her for advice on setting rules and expectations.
“The better the first weeks go, the better classroom management you’ll have all year long,” saidBrittny Harris, who will start her first year teaching foods and child development at Bountiful High.
“I’m so excited to be teaching,” said the USU graduate. She said she finds it rewarding “just being around the students and watching them learn and grow and have fun, and seeing their excitement about the subjects I’m passionate about.”
For more information check out the August 223 edition of Davis Clipper.