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Question♦6♦ What♦Are♦Some♦Ways♦You♦Can♦Get♦♦ the♦Year♦Off♦to♦a♦Good♦Start?♦

Teachers might be able to learn a helpful lesson from legendary San Francisco 49er football coach Bill Walsh. He began the now common practice among coaches to “script” the first fifteen to twenty-five plays his offense would run each game-no matter what. By using this method, his team was able to practice and perfect those plays during the week. Their success often created positive momentum that continued throughout the game (West Coast Offense, n.d.). Teachers could successfully apply the same reasoning to a first week of school.