background preloader

Beginner Teacher

Facebook Twitter

21 Best Tips for Totally New Teachers from #WeAreTeachers. When we asked veteran teachers to share their very best tips for new teachers on our WeAreTeachers Instagram page, we were overwhelmed by all of the fantastic advice.

21 Best Tips for Totally New Teachers from #WeAreTeachers

Here are the top twenty-one tips we pulled from our Instagram page: All the newbies need to know that the first 5 years are the hardest. But if you can get through them, you’ll start to really love your job. 10 Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Your First Year Teaching. Dear New Teachers, This blog post is for you.

10 Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Your First Year Teaching

Perhaps you’ve heard that your first year will be “sooo hard.” I want to offer you another possibility. Your first year might just be awesome. You might not only survive it but you could even thrive. Best of Teacher HELPLINE! Keeping Your Cool When Behavior Gets Tough. Let’s face it: Even the best of us have moments when a child’s behavior just makes us want to throw a desk across the classroom and run screaming from the building.

Best of Teacher HELPLINE! Keeping Your Cool When Behavior Gets Tough

But being able to keep your emotions under control is arguably one of the most important aspects of our jobs as educators. Recently, the WeAreTeachers HELPLINE! Discussed this topic when teacher Janie wrote in the following question: “How do you keep yourselves from being reactive in situations with students? I have a really hard time with this when my fifth graders are blatantly disrespectful to me and to their peers. 19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies.

The year I started teaching seventh- to twelfth-grade English in Minneapolis, Prince launched his song about urban ruin, "Sign o' the Times.

19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

" That song was an apt musical backdrop for the lives of my students, most of whom lived in poverty and challenged me daily. That year also afforded me the opportunity to be assaulted with a stone, two chairs, a Rambo knife, a seventh-grade girl's weak jab, and dozens of creative swear words. Why Do Teachers Quit? - Liz Riggs. Richard Ingersoll taught high-school social studies and algebra in both public and private schools for nearly six years before leaving the profession and getting a Ph.D. in sociology.

Why Do Teachers Quit? - Liz Riggs

Now a professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s education school, he’s spent his career in higher ed searching for answers to one of teaching’s most significant problems: teacher turnover. Teaching, Ingersoll says, “was originally built as this temporary line of work for women before they got their real job—which was raising families, or temporary for men until they moved out of the classroom and became administrators. How to teach a young introvert. What should we do with the quiet kids?

How to teach a young introvert

A conversation with Susan Cain on the future of classroom education. Susan Cain sticks up for the introverts of the world. In the U.S., where one third to one half the population identifies as introverts, that means sticking up for a lot of people.