#1 Always begin with the end in mind
We start teaching with that first day in mind. We plan, we prepare, and we bring all of our enthusiasm to the task. But when you teach, you teach for the duration of your assignment. What do you hope your students will gain from you by the time the year is over? What truth do you want them to cling to? What understanding do you want them to gain? If you want them to grow in character, what will you do in the beginning that leads them to that eventuality? If you want them to master your content, what will you do to ensure their success? Plan today what you want to happen tomorrow.