“Just-in-time” Resources to Prep for Fall 2021: Part 3—First Days of Class, Trauma-informed Teaching

In this final pre-semester post, we turn to the nitty-gritty, rubber-meets-road tasks to be done before classes begin. What exactly will you do in class on the first day, the second day, and the third? How can those activities set you up for a productive and enjoyable semester?

To help think through these questions, we present a final checklist for day one and a post on building community over the course of your first week

As you consider these initial tasks, we also invite you to think intentionally about the question of emotional well-being, for yourself and your students. How can you support yourself and your students as covid continues to affect our lives? The CTL guide to Trauma-informed Teaching is a place to start (or continue!).