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The First Day of Class: A Once-a-Semester Opportunity

This article, written by Maryellen Weimer on the Teaching Professor Blog, presents ideas for taking advantage of the first day of class. She argues that that these “opportunities are not available in the same way on any other day of the course” (Weimer, 2015), and presents ideas such as: providing a good introduction, explaining what the course and field mean to you, letting students know what they will be able to do at the end of the course, and even changing students’ lives.

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