Teacher Voice Episode 2: Teachers Share Their Thoughts and Feelings From the First Day of School

As the leaves start to change here in the north east, we rewind again to that first day of school. It’s a given that many students will be nervous. Is my outfit right? Will the other kids in class like me? Will I be able to keep up with the work this year?

But it’s not just kids and teens who get nervous — teachers also have a lot riding on that first day of class.

In part 2 of our Teacher Voice podcast series, we asked educators on their first day of school to pause and reflect on a few questions. In the 15 minutes before the first bell rang signaling the start of a brand new school year, we asked, “What are you confident about, and what’s making you a little nervous?”

Listen to the rest of the Teacher Voice podcast series:


This podcast episode is sponsored by TeachersConnect, a community built by teachers, for teachers.

To learn more about how TeachersConnect infuses PK-12 teachers with skill, confidence, and joy, visit teachersconnect.com.


Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren is the General Manager of EdTech Times. A Texan by birth but a Bostonian at heart, Hannah is an educational writer, AmeriCorps alum, and one-time StartupWeekend EDU (SWEDU) winning team member. She started her career at a Pearson-incubated edtech startup, but has since covered travel, food & culture, and even stonemasonry in addition to education.