Harry Wong talked about his "Secrets" to year long success based on what you do on day 1.
1. Am I in the right room?
2. Where am I suppose to sit?
3. What are the classroom rules?
4. What will I be doing in your classroom this year?
5. How will I be graded?
6. Who is my teacher as a person?
7. Will I be treated fairly in the classroom?
How well these questions are answered in planning prior to the 1st day is critical to success.