Back to school jitters aren’t just for students. Teachers get anxious too, wondering how they’ll mesh with new students, get organized in time for the first day and meld national standards into their own style of teaching. For new teachers, the pressure can be even more consuming.

Scholastic Corporation, a well-known children’s book publishing company, has developed a New Teacher Survival Guide, with tips on everything from setting up your classroom and first day ice breakers to frequently asked questions and free printables. Don’t let the title fool you – it’s a great resource for seasoned teachers, too.

Do you remember your first day as a teacher? How did it go? What advice do you have for new teachers?