Peter’s list of priorities reminded me of some of my school-teaching nightmares; the ones that involve walking into a classroom on the first day of school to total disorder and chaos, maybe not even being sure which classroom was the one I am supposed to be using. And if there are students in the picture they are not doing a thing they should be. The good students are hiding out and the rest are running wild. Thankfully none of my nightmares have ever come close to being true. But, yes, planning and presenting your procedures is a big deal. I, too, wish the book, The First Days of School, would have been available when I started teaching. I still find it helpful today. Though I do want to add a caveat: If you are hoping that the procedures and objectives automatically turn students into a picture of success and good behavior, you may be disappointed. Wise procedures taught well and objectives for what you are teaching will greatly help you be successful; but we are teaching human beings and not robots. And the teacher is also a human being and not a robot. Plan and prepare carefully but don’t expect your planning to take the place of wisdom gifted to us from God.