While you’re settling into your new teaching job, it can be overwhelming to think that you’re in charge of the safety of the students in your classroom. To make sure you’re ready, read through the safety procedures—especially those regarding fire and tornado emergencies.
You’ll have drills to make sure you’re prepared, but before the drills happen, know where to go! Check with your administrator and/or the teachers down the hall to make sure you understand procedures. It’s always good to have a neighboring teacher help guide you through the first drill or two to make sure you’re following the emergency plan, so talk it over with him or her and ask for backup support.
The calmer you are during those events, the calmer your students will be!
Although we’ve never experienced anything but a drill, it’s always good to be prepared.