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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 Does Your Digital Reputation Say About You?

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12 Choices to Help You Step Back from Burnout

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In Their Own Words: Teachers Bullied by Colleagues

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What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher

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12 Choices to Help You Step Back from Burnout

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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.

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Ten Websites for Science Teachers

Blogger Eric Brunsell takes us on a tour of his favorite online resources for science teachers.

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Conference Time: Chatting With Parents

Make parent/teacher conferences easier for everyone by preparing to show student grades and work, setting parents at ease, listening to them, and remaining positive.

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Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferencing

School improvement coach Elena Aguilar offers up useful suggestions for teachers when sitting down with parents.

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On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

On-the-spot scaffolding is an essential skill for teachers. Check out these three strategies for assisting students when they struggle.

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The Reflective Teacher: Taking a Long Look

Reflection is critical to your continued growth as a teacher, whether you seek student feedback, leave yourself sticky notes, or blog your thoughts for colleagues.

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The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

Blogger Elena Aguilar proposes that teachers make positive phone calls home common practice.

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The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

Blogger Elena Aguilar proposes that teachers make positive phone calls home common practice.

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Big Ideas for Better Schools: Ten Ways to Improve Education

Ideas for students, teachers, schools, and communities.

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20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment

20 tips for helping teachers create a safe learning environment.

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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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5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz addresses teacher burnout with suggestions for both educators and administrators. Her tips include an ongoing attitude of professional development, including all stakeholders when things change, and maintaining a personal life.

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7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

Tyler Hester, teacher and professional development coach, offers seven compelling tips - and one amazing video - about the roots of better classroom management.

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Ten Websites for Science Teachers

Blogger Eric Brunsell takes us on a tour of his favorite online resources for science teachers.

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