Barbara Davis, Undergraduate Education, University of California, Berkeley
This chapter from the book "Tools for Teaching" covers the first day of class from an experienced teacher's perspective. It offers a collection of suggestions and techniques on getting started, taking care of administrative tasks, and setting standards and expectations. These suggestions are useful to teachers of any level, teaching any subject.
Part of the Starting Point collection. The Starting Point collection includes resources addressing the needs of faculty and graduate students designing, developing, and delivering entry-level undergraduate courses in geoscience.