Hello! I will be teaching/student teaching beginning Aug 4th and I was looking for guidance. I have a BA in Mathematics and went to school for Sec Ed. I changed to Math prior to completing my final semester of student teaching. Next week I report to my school for keys and new teacher workshops. I feel a little out of the loop. The school isn't telling students that I'm not a teacher, yet. My classes are going to be my classes when they offer a contract in Jan. I needed 2 more credit hours of classroom instruction for licensure, so that's what I/we are doing (and this grants me a second bachelors degree in Dec). I won't have a mentor teacher the way a student teacher does, my mentor teacher has a connecting classroom and will have the same class schedule. The department chair told me to tell students that ask that I came from out of state and not to let them know I'm student teaching/new teacher. Honestly, I'm just a little overwhelmed about what to do the first week of school and the not content related stuff! Ha. Do I need to make a syllabus? What about parent open house? Is someone going to help me with fire drills? Am I thinking about things that don't matter? I love social learning theory but my mentor teacher does not. She has been teaching longer than I've been alive, should I mimic her and forget about the learning theories I used before? If you made it this far, thank you! Tl;dr I would just like some guidance that isn't about content. I haven't been in an actual classroom in 6 years.