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A Survival Kit for New Teachers.

Here is a list of topics on how to survive your first year of teaching. Add your suggestions!

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

This was written by ­educator Nancy Flanagan for her Education Week Teacher blog, "Teacher in a Strange Land." She spent 30 years in a K-12 music classroom in Hartland, Mich, and was named Michigan Teacher of the Year in 1993. She is National Board-certified, and a member of the Teacher Leaders Network.

20 Tidbits for New Teachers

Lisa Dabbs Educational Consultant. Author. Speaker. Blogger. In no way, do I want to add to the burden of the already-filled-to-the-brim, new teacher stress bucket. I do however, want to share just 20 tidbits which I hope will help ease new teachers into a fun, successful school year.

Teaching: What They Didn't Tell You in College - Education to the Core

Prior to graduation, prospective teachers are told they will have one of the most stressful, but rewarding jobs out there. Teaching is tough work...we all know that. Well, most of us know that. This is my list of things they didn't tell me in college.

HoJos Teaching Adventures: Stopping Behaviors Before They Start!

Do you have "that" class this year? Or maybe you know they're coming next year? Or maybe you had them last year. Regardless, it's inevitable that at some point in your teaching career you will have "them". I'm not saying this to try and be rude.


A little reminder that it's OK to care about your students!

A little reminder that it's OK to care about your students!
Ten Tips for New Teachers

Congratulations! You are finally a teacher! A dream come true. I remember those days very well. I almost didn ʼt believe it was real until I walked into my first classroom and saw those naked walls and that piled up furniture staring back at me.

7 Tips for New Teachers
  1. Make the curriculum your own, but don't try to re-invent the wheel. My first few years, I had so many ideas that I started every lesson from scratch and left the crates that were passed down from the last teacher to gather dust in the corner... #backtoschool #classroommanagement #newteacher
New Teacher Survival Guide: Classroom Management Video

Classroom management tips for new and old teachers alike. Watch a video showcasing 7 classroom management techniques any teacher can use.

New Teacher Survival Guide: Planning

Lesson planning is one of the more difficult aspects of being a new teacher. Here are some tips on developing a lesson plan for high school students. Video showcases new teacher with a coach to learn ways to generate new ideas and objectives for a lesson.

Ask-a-Teacher Tuesday: 5 Tips for New Teachers! I remember my first year of teaching like it was yesterday... I wrapped up my student-teaching experience on a Friday, and luckily, landed a job which began the very next Monday. Talk about a whirlwind! I was given the 'spill over' class at a Title 1 school since their numbers got too large.


First Year Teacher Survival Kit

First Year Teacher Survival Kit

This makes complete sense if you think about it.

This makes complete sense if you think about it.
Texas Teacher Round-Up: 5 Tips for New Teachers

Hi! It's Ari from The Science Penguin. If you are a new teacher, welcome! This is post was written just for you! I have been teaching for five years, which is long enough to pick up some tips and tricks, but not so long that I forgot what it was like my first year teaching.

25 Alternatives to Using the Word "Great"

Ubiquitous at best. Overused and cliché at worst. Nevertheless, I was hooked. I started to notice it everywhere. I'd say "great" when a student offered a response; "great" when she really dug in and started working; "great" on the margins of papers. All over the margins of papers.

Countdown to Your First Year: You Got a Job. Now What?

This summer, Teaching Channel will be helping beginning teachers countdown to their first year of teaching. We'll walk you through the steps you'll need to take before the first day of school. Woohoo! You've secured your first teaching job. I remember how excited I felt when I landed my first teaching job as a first grade teacher.

7 Minutes, 7 Attention-Getting Moves

This summer, Teaching Channel will be helping beginning teachers countdown to their first year of teaching. We'll walk you through the steps you'll need to take before the first day of school. Being able to quickly and effectively get the attention of students is a crucial skill for any teacher.

Teacher Talk: Advice for First Year Teachers

Classroom veterans share their best tips for new teachers. For more real teacher advice, go to

First-Year Teacher Chapter One: Moving In

First-Year Teacher Chapt 1

First Year Teaching Documentary

"First Year" is a real-life documentary that follows the ups and downs of new teacher Jennifer McNickle through her first year of teaching at Arbor Creek Elementary School. This 68-minute program offers insight into a variety of factors that affect the professional and personal life of a person breaking into the field of education.

First Year Teacher Myths and How to Avoid Them

Not all they say about your first year of teaching is true; here are some tips on how to avoid those.

Phases of First-Year Teaching

This article was originally written for publication in the newsletter for the California New Teacher Project, published by the California Department of Education (CDE), 1990. First-year teaching is a difficult challenge. Equally challenging is figuring out ways to support and assist beginning teachers as they enter the profession.

A First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide -

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