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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Resources Toolkit for New Teachers

From classroom management to working with parents, lesson planning to learning environments, this compilation of blogs, videos, and other resources provides an array of tips and advice for teachers just starting out.
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Before you dig in to the resources, consider advice from veteran educator Elena Aguilar in her post, "What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher." Also, listen to encouragement and insight from a variety of educators who describe what they would have said to themselves on their own first day of teaching, in the video "If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day of Teaching."

Preparing, Planning, and Support

To set the stage for a successful first year of teaching, it’s important to do some advance planning and preparation. We’ve collected a variety of of resources to help new teachers start the year off right. (20+ Resources)

 

Designing the Learning Environment

For new teachers, this resource compilation includes tips and guides on classroom design and layout to help maximize the possibilities of the learning environment. (15+ Resources)

 

Classroom-Management Fundamentals

Discover resources for new teachers on developing routines, fostering classroom community, managing disruptions, and building student relationships. (40+ Resources)

 

Lesson and Curriculum Planning

Explore a diverse collection of curriculum-planning tips, guidance, and other resources meant to help new teachers plan effective activities, lessons, and units. (15+ Resources)

 

A Primer on Assessment

In this guide for new teachers, learn about different types of assessment and how they can be used to provide feedback to learners and inform instruction. (30+ Resources)

 

Technology-Integration Basics

Find tips, strategies, tools, and other resources to help new teachers successfully integrate technology to facilitate educational objectives in the classroom. (25+ Resources)

 

Working With Parents

Engaging and building trust with parents and creating supportive home-to-school connections is critical to new-teacher success; find resources to get started here. (15+ Resources)

 

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The Discipline Doctor's picture
The Discipline Doctor
Math teacher, teacher advocate, discipline coach

Great choice here. It can be very difficult for new teachers to get started.

Laura Thomas's picture
Laura Thomas
Director, Antioch University New England Center for School Renewal, Author of Facilitating Authentic Learning, Director of the Antioch Critical Skills Program

What a great set of resources! Thanks for passing them along!

Lisa Dabbs's picture
Lisa Dabbs
Educational Consultant. Author. Speaker. Blogger.

Love that as a blogger for Edutopia, I am able to be a part of many of those great resources being shared with new and pre-service teachers!

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