Hello everyone, I just found out I got my very first teaching job as a high school resource teacher. I was surprised I got the job because it's in a good school district and I'm very young to be teaching high school (just out of college). I think part of the reason I got hired was because I went to school in the same district and they like to hire alumni. Anyway, I am now thinking about next year and how to start out the year. I want my students to know and understand that I am in charge. Although I am strict and always professional with my students, I am afraid some will think they can get away with things simply because I am only 5-6 years older than some of them. For you high school (or even middle school) teachers out there, what do you do on the first day of school? I don't know much at all about how resource teachers spend the first day of school. When I myself was in high school teachers just talked about the syllabus, but I know in a resource class things may be different. Please help or offer advice if you can! I'd very much appreciate it.