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. The way you begin the school year will affect everything that occurs in your classroom and with your colleagues for the remainder of the year—and beyond. When you were student teaching, your cooperating teacher had already set the stage for you. But now starting the school year is your responsibility. Therefore, it is important to dedicate time and energy to this important start. This chapter provides great ideas to help get you started. This sample chapter also includes the Table of Contents, Introduction, and Index.