I need some advice on how people start class, whether or not a bell-ringer is involved and if the kids know to get started before the bell or not, and if you generally write an outline of the daily activities on the board. Having done the outline thing and the bell-ringer thing during student teaching, I'm not sure I want to go there. It just seemed like a lot of extra work, when in fact I could just pull out my lesson book and begin the lesson at the sound of the bell. What does everyone think? Also, must the teacher verbally state everything in the plan at the start of class or is it okay to just begin the lesson badabingbadaboom? Please help!!!!!!