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Science education major. I

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Science education major. I found this information useful so when I am finished with my first year of teaching I will be able to reflect and improve. Thank you!

As a preservice teacher I

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As a preservice teacher I have heard all the stories about paying out of your pocket for your own supplies and things you need. This past summer I worked at Dollar Tree and weeks before school started the store was swamped with teachers buy cheap supplies out of their own money. Where is the justice? I am the type of person that wants the best for my kids and I would go beyond for them.
I believe in organization to the fullest because with out that you class would be in wild, you wouldnt know where things were located, the students would run wild and your life would be harder than needed.

Special education major @ Prairie View A&M University

Amazing blog! As a future

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Amazing blog! As a future teacher this information is a necessity. I am glad that I had the chance to view this illustration. In the near future I will reflect back upon this information of how to survive my first year of teaching.

As a student observer on the

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As a student observer on the way to being an awesome teacher this post has opened my mind to new things. I will definitely set goals for myself and have my students set their own goals as well. It's very motivating and inspiring when you're able to reach a goal, its a form of confidence and a personal boost especially in a math class. I also agree on being as vocal as possible and asking the administration to purchase anything for the classroom that will help the students. And as for sharing ideas with, I would want to know that it was a success and the kids enjoyed the lessons and learned from them before giving away unorganized ideas. Just being an observer I can already reflect and plan for what I expect from my students. Together we will learn and I can't wait for my student teaching experience. Then ill be here posting on my reflection.

Wow! I found this to have a

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Wow! I found this to have a lot of great tips. I am currently a pre-service teacher and plan on teaching within the next year, I will be saving this blog in order to look back upon.

I enjoyed reading this blog!

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I enjoyed reading this blog! As a pre-service teacher, I found all the tips listed above helpful for my teaching career. I often set small goals in order reach a much bigger goal. Allowing students to set their own goals is extremely important. When students are able to reach the goals they set for themselves, it gives them a sense of accountability for their work. I appreciate all the helpful tips for surviving the first year of teaching!

After my first year I do plan

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After my first year I do plan on reflecting on everything that was done that year. As a teacher it will be my job to make sure that throughout the year I take notes, so I can reflect back an improve for the following year. Thanks so much for the pointers I really do love your blog.

I think it's super awesome

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I think it's super awesome that you have provided comments and concerns from experienced teachers. I am now in school to be a third grade teacher, and I will surely be saving this blog, so I can read it as I plan and approach my first year of teaching.

Middle School Keyboarding

As a first year teacher, I

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As a first year teacher, I totally agree that your colleagues are a valuable resource. Not only have I asked for tips from teachers at my school, I have also asked for tip from other teachers in my department at other schools in the district. There are endless ways to implement instructional strategies so the more resources you tap in to, the more possibilities you can consider.

Seventh Grade science teacher from Orinda, California

I loved a book called "Fires

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I loved a book called "Fires in the Middle School Bathroom", and got a lot from Harry Wong's classic "The First Year of Teaching". The best was having a group of colleagues to talk to, especially an experienced teacher who was OUTSIDE my school, so I could vent and problem solve with her. I hope and expect you will have a great first year of teaching. You are starting with a great attitude.

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