September. For many, this month marks a number of firsts.
The first day of school.
The first pumpkin latte.
The first kick-off.
But to teachers, the firsts don't end there. Every September is an opportunity for countless new beginnings. This means that we have the opportunity to write our own firsts each and every school year. It's like having a blank playbook where we get to write the winning game plan. So whether it's trying out a new instructional strategy for the first time or taking a risk with a new edtech platform, September is the perfect time to step out of our comfort zones and try something new.
And, if you've been thinking about getting started with Google Classroom, September is the perfect time. With brand new classes, new rosters, and a clean playbook, the possibilities are endless! Not convinced? Check out these five strategies to get you off the sidelines and into the Google Classroom game this September.
Jennifer Fischer is a former middle school English teacher, full-time instructional coach, and part-time edtech nerd, who strives to help next JENeration educators transform learning for all students.