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Scott Habeeb's Blog – September 2009 Archive (2)

9th Grade Administrator Tip #1

During the first week or so of the school year, pay a visit to all your 9th grade English classes. Take 20-30 minutes in each class to introduce yourself to the students. Give them a chance to see you as a person rather than just an administrator. Attempt to start learning their names and invite them to stop you in the hallways and quiz you on their names. Also, go over any school rules that you feel are most critical for freshmen to understand. Finally, in any way possible try during this… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on September 15, 2009 at 9:41pm — No Comments

I'm finally the father of a freshman!

After 12+ years of teaching freshmen, being an administrator for freshmen, and consulting on the topic of freshmen, I finally am the father of a high school freshman!



My daughter, Kaitlin, started high school today. She is now officially a 9th grader – and I officially feel older than I should!



One key point that I have believed over the years is that freshmen are pretty scared/nervous when they come into the high school. I had no idea, however, just how true this is.… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on September 8, 2009 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

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