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New Teachers: Don't Fret! Follow this Advice

What tips would you give a new teacher for his/her first year? Would you focus on discipline? Instruction? Engagement? Every teacher has an educator's toolbox stocked with tools for different occasions; however, all new teachers can benefit from some universal strategies. Read the articles and watch the videos for inspiration!
A Collection By Melissa Mirabello
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New Teachers: Don't Fret! Follow this Advice
  • Melissa Mirabello says:
    Rita Pierson - what more can I say? Here is an inspirational video that every new teacher should watch. Rita's special delivery and a superior message about being every child's champion will set the stage for a superior teaching career.
  • nea.org
    nea.org

    Management Tips for New Teachers

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    Melissa Mirabello says:
    Climate, efficiency, and delivery are all important facets of developing an effective teaching and learning environment. New teachers may use these strategies verbatim or revise them to fit their own personal style. Either way, the ideas in this article are invaluable.
  • rethinkingschools.org
    rethinkingschools.org

    12 Tips for New Teachers

    5 minute read
    Melissa Mirabello says:
    Every tip is a good one here; however, I especially like numbers 5, 7, 10-12. Sometimes teachers get so caught up in delivering content that they forget about essentials -- the students' home life, enthusiasm for new challenges, or unique methods for engagement.
  • Melissa Mirabello says:
    I LOVE, love, love this idea and plan to use it this coming year. Instead of having students sitting in class and hiding from questions, direct all students to stand up and share. This seems like a given, but the twist is that until a student shares, he/she must remain standing! This plan pumps energy into a lesson or can serve as a hook.
  • Melissa Mirabello says:
    Start watching the video at the three-minute mark even though the gentleman's accent may engage you from the start! Basically, this is simple but effective advice - control what happens at the door PRIOR to students entering your class. Greet them, teach them respect, and hold them to your expectations for proper behavior.
  • Melissa Mirabello says:
    Quick two-minute video on how to start class successfully - great ideas for new teachers. Do nows, attendance, routines. listening -- these are simple ideas with a powerful effect.
  • Melissa Mirabello says:
    This video tells it like it is -- most kids are not overly enthusiastic about school so it is the teacher's job to use "everything in their disposal" to engage students - the author suggests that teachers are the gas or the energy needed for students' cars: their enthusiasm and engagement.
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