First Weeks of School: Best Practices for Teachers


Speaker: Mike Anderson


SKU: 082815

Webinar Description

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In the critical first weeks of school, teachers need a special set of practices to make a good first impression and get the new school year off to a great start.

It is is a tough act.  Teachers must start relationships with new students, communicate classroom protocols and expectations, introduce their classroom management style, lead students in creating a positive community of learners and guide them toward serious academic work while balancing their unfamiliar social and emotional needs.

Would you like some last-minute coaching for your teachers on how to get a great start in these pivotal first weeks?

Here is a special opportunity for teachers to review and refine their practices with Mike Anderson, author of The First Six Weeks of School. In this motivational webinar, Mike will share many strategies for addressing the social and emotional needs of students with getting a quick start on serious academic work.

How teachers can participate:
  • Early professional learning session at school
  • Getting together in groups at one teacher’s home
  • Each teacher views individually from home at scheduled time
  • On own schedule with online recording (we email you a link to the online recording the next day!)

Webinar Topics:

  • Practical strategies to teach discipline and set students up for success with routines and behavior
  • Ideas and suggestions for handling disruptive behavior at the start of the year
  • Fresh ideas for helping students get to know each other and work together effectively
  • Connect with families early–Suggestions for how best to connect with your families
  • How to support your own personal health and balance in these exciting but stressful early weeks
  • Key ideas, educational theories, resources and research to guide your practices at the beginning of the school year (drawing from the work of Abraham Maslow, John Hattie, Lev Vygotsky, Carol Dweck, and more


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About the Speaker

Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson is an award-winning educator (National Milken Educator Award and New Hampshire Teacher of the Year finalist) and author of many books about great teaching and learning, including The First Six Weeks of School (2nd Edition);  The Well-balanced Teacher; and Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn, which was chosen as the ASCD book of the month for April 2016. More than 62,000 copies of this book have been sent to educators in more than 100 countries.

After 15 years as a classroom teacher and more than 6 years as a Responsive Classroom® consultant, presenter and leader developer. Mike is now working in schools across the US and beyond as an independent consultant.


Mike offers training and coaching for teachers and school leaders on a range of topics including:

  • social and emotional learning,
  • differentiation
  • teacher health and balance
  • using choice to boost student engagement and differentiation
  • effective and respectful discipline practice

Mike’s services include:

  • onsite workshops and training for school leaders and teachers
  • virtual coaching or combined onsite and virtual training and coaching
  • individual coaching by phone and email

Access The First Six Weeks of School for Principals and Educatonal Leaders

Questions? Contact or call 1-207-632-1954.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a webinar work?

It’s simple. On the day of the event, you click on the link we provide. Enter your name and email address and you’re in! If your computer has good audio, the audio will be streamed to your computer along with the PowerPoint presentation. If your computer does not have audio, a phone number is provided so that you can access the audio by speaker phone.

How many can access the event per registration?

Registration is by site, not by individual, so there is no limit to the number of people who can participate at your site. We do request no more than one phone connection per site.

My school district only pays by purchase order. Do you accept POs?

Yes. You may fax the PO to 815-461-5647 or call us at 207-632-1954. Please include the full name and email address of the registrant.

What is the difference between the recording link and the CD-ROM?

Both include the synchronized audio and PowerPoint, but the link may only be accessed for 30 days. The CD-ROM provides a permanent record of the webinar.