Making a Good First Impression: Planning a Successful First Day of Class

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Description: The first day of class is your opportunity to set the tone for the rest of the semester and this year, it’s especially important. However, both instructors and students may feel anxious on the first day and this can be distracting and prevent us from focusing on the essential tasks of teaching and learning. In this workshop, we will discuss strategies for reducing anxieties and creating a welcoming and supportive environment on the first day back in the classroom.

Facilitator: Mary Jetter from the Center for Educational Innovation

Post-session Resources: This session will be recorded and a link to the recording and resources will be sent to all registrants within two business days following the session.

Accessibility & Accommodation Requests: We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. Please contact the Center for Educational Innovation ( to request accommodations or discuss access needs (e.g. interpreting, captioning, large print, image descriptions, material format, etc.) Whenever possible, please submit requests for real-time captioning, interpreting, and material formatting at least two weeks in advance. Requests made after that point cannot be guaranteed.


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