Back to School

Gearing up for the first day of school can be a daunting task.

It takes vision, organization, and usually a few tried-and-true resources. Luckily, Tch is here to help. Whether you’re a veteran teacher or brand new to the profession, you’ll find something valuable in our downloadable Back To School Starter Packs for Elementary, Middle, and High School. Each starter pack includes a set of checklists and related resources that help you in the areas you need to consider most at the start of the year: Classroom Setup, Lesson and Unit Planning, Class Culture, and Self-Care.

Print out the checklists to help you stay organized and make sure you’re where you need to be. We've put together a wonderful set of resources for you to check out with useful tips and ideas. Have a great start with your students and school community, and come back to Teaching Channel throughout the year for more high-quality videos, blog posts about practice, and Deep Dives into critical areas of instruction.

(Note: You must be signed in to download the Starter Packs. If you’re not already a member of Tch, take a moment to register.)

Elementary School (K-5)

These checklists and the resources behind them will help any K-5 teacher get off to a great start this year. From desk placement to decor, we've got you covered. Click the image below to download the PDF.


Middle School (6-8)

From what to keep in your desk drawer (extra deodorant, anyone?) to how to arrange your room for better flow, 6-8 teachers will find what they need to start the year right. Click the image below to download the PDF.


High School (9-12)

A great start can lead to a great high school year. So use our Starter Pack checklists to make a smooth transition for yourself and your grades 9-12 students. Click the image below to download the PDF.