How to Find Out Who My Teacher Will Be

The end of summer is the best time to start asking questions about your new teacher or teachers.

The first day of school is exciting and a little nerve wracking for both students and teachers. It's a new beginning, but it's also a chance for getting to know if all the rumors are true about the teacher you've been assigned to for the year. Find out who your new teacher is by following school procedures to register for a class (or classes). Schools usually make choices regarding registration over the summer before the school year begins, so that is the best time to ask about who your teacher will be.

Register for the school year during the preceding school year. Registration for fall typically occurs in March-April of the preceding school year. Make sure you have registered for your class or classes and passed any exams to proceed to the next level. Your registration will be processed over the summer and you'll be assigned to a teacher (or teachers) so that is the time to begin seeking out your new teacher (or teachers).

Find your new schedule or the class list with your name on it. Some schools have class schedules ready for students up to two weeks before class starts. For elementary students, class lists are often posted on the windows of the school up to a month before school starts. If you are a secondary education student, go to the counseling office in the weeks before school starts and ask for your class schedule. If they don't have it quite ready yet, ask them to give you an idea of who your teachers might be. Elementary education students can visit the front office for class assignments.

Ask any teachers you know whether they know who their students are. Sometimes, teachers have access to class lists before the public. Ask your favorite teachers who their students are and whether you are one of them if you want to know ahead of time. Keep in mind that sometimes it is a nice surprise to walk in on the first day and see that you are going to be with your favorite teacher all year long.

Julia Barrus is a writer and teacher who has published with several online sources since 2008. Barrus has a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in secondary education curriculum and instruction with an endorsement in English from the University of Phoenix.