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First Day, Lesson Plans, Assignments, and Last Day
Good teaching begins with good planning. Think of teaching as managing a large project, with many discrete parts,
each leading to explicit goals. These concrete goals—also called learning outcomes—will guide your decisions about
what to do on the first day, what and how you will share information throughout the semester, and most importantly,
what students will do during class to practice and demonstrate their new skills.
A successful semester starts with a carefully planned first day.
Use lesson plans as step-by-step guides for each class session to motivate students, provide information,
check-in to see who is "getting it," and to allow time for students to practice and apply their new skills.