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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

New Teachers

For new teachers who seek support and want to share the challenges and triumphs of first starting out in the classroom.

What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher

Now, almost two decades after my first year in the classroom, here's a few things I wish I'd known about myself, about teaching, and about my students.

5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

Check out these five management strategies new teachers can begin using immediately in their classrooms.

7-Step Prep: Make a Weekly Plan for YOU!

Advance planning is essential for a week of effective teaching, yet the most effective planning system will let you incorporate and track those on-the-fly changes.

New Teachers: Resource Roundup

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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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher

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What Does Your Digital Reputation Say About You?

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Solutions for Teachers Bullied by Colleagues

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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

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New Teachers: How to Use Classroom Data to Inform Instruction

One of the greatest challenges for new teachers is collecting classroom data and figuring out ways to use it. Here's some helpful suggestions for taking on this task.

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Using Pre-Needs Assessment for Effective PD

Personalize your PD by using tools like Google Forms, Padlet, and Nearpod to learn what teachers already know and what they need to know.

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Resources for Getting Started With Project-Based Learning

Explore Edutopia's curated compilation of online resources for understanding and beginning to implement project-based learning.

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My First PBL Unit: Learning From My Students

In her first PBL unit, a new teacher learns how giving her students voice and choice will ignite their passions and enhance their learning.

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Making Those New Year's Resolutions Stick

The best New Year's resolutions result in improved student learning. Whether introducing new pedagogy or starting student blogs, take small steps and don't fear failure.

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Reflecting on Reflection: A Habit of Mind

Terry Heick looks at what reflection is, how it works as both a private and shared activity, and why teachers need it in their toolkit.

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Reflecting for Change, From Journaling to Blogging

By journaling about your challenges and triumphs, you grow as a teacher. By blogging about them, you affirm, inspire, and help others grow.

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Learning Styles Quiz Results: Digging Deeper

Learn more about each learning style: naturalistic, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, visual-spatial, logical-mathematical, and verbal-linguistic.

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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

Whether you use musical instruments, game pieces, call-and-response, or electronic devices, there are many successful ways of getting students to focus front and stop talking.

126 3,157 507,333 views
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What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher

Now, almost two decades after my first year in the classroom, here's a few things I wish I'd known about myself, about teaching, and about my students.

31 2,318 300,091 views
blog

5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

Check out these five management strategies new teachers can begin using immediately in their classrooms.

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Redefining Smart: Multiple Intelligences

Edutopia reports on the resurgent relevance of Howard Gardner's ground-breaking theory, which changed the game for students and teachers.

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12 Choices to Help You Step Back from Burnout

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis believes teacher burnout is the result of choices that we make. To counter those fateful decisions, she offers 12 positive choices centered on reasonable priorities, self-care, and good attitudes.

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Why Is Teacher Development Important?: Because Students Deserve the Best

Teacher-preparation programs provide educators-to-be with the tools, mentors, and hands-on experience they'll need once they begin their career.

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