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Imagine walking into your child's fifth-grade classroom two days before the first day of school for an open house and seeing 30 desks and chairs in a pile. Ken Ehrmann's parents and children went through this very experience, and it was all by design.  Ken shares how he launched his year through a student-centered experience to completely immerse the students into the room.  The phrase "we share this room together" took on a whole new meaning.

In This Episode We Cover
  • How to approach the first minute, the first hour, and the first day of school.

  • What our top priorities should be for students and teachers.

  • First impressions are a two-way street.

  • Rethinking your classroom space and design.

  • Setting one simple goal for the first day of school: make sure every student is excited to come back for the second day.

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