So I've just completed my NQT and I'm heading into my full RQT timetable and I honestly don't quite know how to approach my first lessons this year. Last year we had to go over the department expectations (which I will do again) along with my expectations but I'm not sure where to go from there. On advice from my mentors and tutors in ITT I decided to set class rules as a group and to be honest it blew up in my face so I really don't fancy trying that route again...but I just don't know what to do! I'm a Maths teacher but I don't really want to go in with traditional teaching in the first lesson if I can help it. I think we're being given some problem solving activities to do with our year 7s as they won't be setted but I'm struggling to know how to approach my new year 8 (both top sets) and 9 (bottom set) classes. Any help/advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!