New students, new parents, new experiences: while the first week of school is exciting, it is important to start off on the right foot to set the tone for the rest of the academic year. Join Michelle Dragalin for this time-saving, to the point session as she shares a variety of strategies to support your students from the very first day of school. You will also walk away with done-for-you templates that will help you build community, connections, and healthy boundaries from day one and keep the momentum going throughout the entire school year.

Presented by Michelle Dragalin

Michelle Dragalin is an online freelance writer, curriculum developer, adjunct professor, and instructional designer. She holds a Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and a Specialist’s degree in educational technology. Michelle has experience as a paraprofessional, a head start teacher, and working with diverse learners in grades Pre-K through ten.


  • Explore strategies to support your students from the very first day of school that will help build community, connections, and healthy boundaries throughout the school year.

Special Technology Instructions


Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat and discuss ways to start the school year strong to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate SimpleK12 Certificate of Completion

Learning Credits

CEU 0.50


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