New Teacher Tips

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Elizabeth Chapman Elizabeth Chapman wrote on July 22, 2017 at 9:09 pm:
This is great advice Casey! Relationships are so key.
Casey Casey from Las Vegas wrote on July 22, 2017 at 9:39 am:
Build relationships with your learners. Get to know who they are as a group and individuals. They will shine for you behaviorally and academically once they know you care.
Elizabeth Chapman Elizabeth Chapman wrote on July 18, 2017 at 7:41 am:
Thanks for sharing these reminders Judy!
Judy Imamudeen Judy Imamudeen from Vientiane, Laos wrote on July 18, 2017 at 7:10 am:
No one is an amazing teacher at first. Pick a target, which I suggest is developing real connections to your students, and get good at it. Then pick another target to focus on around the curriculum. Bit by bit, you will get better. I promise. Be patient with yourself.
Elizabeth Chapman Elizabeth Chapman wrote on June 18, 2017 at 7:16 am:
I really like this advice Chris, particularly since the June focus for the Innovative Teaching Academy is building the habits for Innovation and ways to work smarter, not harder. From week 10, Angela Watson's take away: "Give yourself permission to do fewer things better."
Chris Loeffler Chris Loeffler from Wilmington, DE wrote on June 17, 2017 at 9:45 pm:
My advice for new teachers would be to keep it simple. You probably have a lot of things you want to implement. Start with a few that you are confident you can do well. Add to that as you master the first few. There will surely be mistakes, so starting with a few new ideas may save you some time and sanity.
Elizabeth Chapman Elizabeth Chapman wrote on June 13, 2017 at 11:22 pm:
David, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your post with our new teachers! #AppreciateYou!
David David from Elizabethtown wrote on June 13, 2017 at 9:31 pm:
Here's a link to a blog post I recently composed for all the new teachers that I know who are starting their teaching careers in the Fall of 2017. Hope it resonates with you as well. https://tkslibrarian.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/dear-first-year-teacher/
Elizabeth Chapman Elizabeth Chapman wrote on June 11, 2017 at 6:26 am:
Thanks so much for sharing Julie! This is great advice...love your #growthmindset message and the reminder to share and to reflect.
Julie Devine Julie Devine from Glen Mills wrote on June 10, 2017 at 11:14 am:
New Teachers - Take time to learn from your colleagues but don't be afraid to share what you have to offer. Always take time to reflect on what's working and how you can change things that aren't. it's ok to fail, get back up and try again.
Elizabeth Chapman Elizabeth Chapman wrote on May 8, 2017 at 9:43 pm:
Welcome to the Guestbook! Write a new entry to leave advice and/or links to your favorite resources for new teachers. Thanks for sharing!