Hey guys, I am originally from England, moved to the USA to be with my now wife, and have been working my way back into teaching. I did an alternative route in England and only officially had one year under my belt before I made the move, and it's taken 2 years (state requirements, etc) but now I'm finally going to be back in the classroom as a certified teacher come August! So my first teaching job in the USA! Therefore, I see myself as a new teacher! I am at an inner city school, and know culture in the USA is different, so I am pretty nervous, yet still very excited! What advice would you give me? Anything I should do to prepare? I am currently reading 'the first 6 weeks', a book on setting up the class for a successful year in the first 6 weeks. Anything else I should read? Also, I am waiting on some other bits from the school district and waiting for my certificate to be processed by the Department of Education. It has been a few weeks since I spoke to the principle at my new school, but I am in contact with the district hire team now and again. Would it be a good idea to drop my new principle an email to let her know where I am at in the hiring process right now? Should I ask her about anything else, curriculum, etc? Thank you so much for any help!