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Tips for New Teachers

Being a new teacher is tough. One has to make manage students as well as teach them things! Being able to know the subject is important, yes, but keeping a well managed classroom does more for teachers' stress level than the actual teaching.
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Tips for New Teachers
  • theatlantic.com
    theatlantic.com

    Why Do Teachers Quit?

    Article
    Gelyn Angus says:
    A high percentage of teachers quit every year. The high expectations, the amount of hours put in, the low pay, being at a high poverty school.... However, there is hope. A researcher, Ingersoll, suggests that working with a mentor as well as a supportive administration increases retention.
  • Gelyn Angus says:
    This is a Facebook post asking for funny mistakes that teachers have made throughout the years. It's nice to know that other people have made mistakes as well!
  • Gelyn Angus says:
    Acclaimed for being effective, this classroom management book provides much needed knowledge for teachers, old and new alike. This book will explain how to set the foundation for a well managed classroom as well as maintain it throughout the year.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    8 Tips for Reaching Out to Parents

    Article
    Gelyn Angus says:
    Dealing with parents can be very stressful for new teachers. Keeping them involved diplomatically is key. I reccomend keeping a log of interactions with them as well as noting the students' discipline or actions if possible. These don't have to be detailed for every student, but simply something like noting that a student was being mouthy or sleeping during class can help later when dealing with parents and administrators.
  • washingtonpost.com
    washingtonpost.com

    10 Tips for new teachers (expect to make 'hideous' mistakes, etc.)

    Article
    Gelyn Angus says:
    Having a mentor is very important. The ability to go to someone for help in a new school, especially as a new teacher, helps with your sanity. It also gives you a sounding board for any problems and complaints you may have.
  • Gelyn Angus says:
    Noninstructional routines take up much of your time as a teacher. Sharing this responsibility with students as well as learning to diplomatically saying no is good for your health!
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