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New Teachers

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

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.

Mastering the Teaching Game

After listening to an interview with top tennis coach Sven Groeneveld, Carol Tomlinson clarifies eight essential principles that teaching shares with high-level sports coaching.

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The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

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Protect Your Prep: 5 Ways to Avoid Ambushes, Interruptions, and Procrastination

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The Reflective Teacher: Taking a Long Look

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Advice on How to Survive Students' Personal Tragedies

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Why Edcamp?

Teacher, leader, Edcamper and learner Kristen Swanson explains what edcamps are and why they work.

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Five Poetry Teaching Tips for New Teachers

To celebrate National Poetry Month, Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs shares five poetry teaching tips for new teachers.

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Resources and Downloads for SEL Classroom Management

Educators from Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor, Maine, have shared a some social and emotional learning tools, and we've gathered some of our favorite resources as well.

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Showing Your "School Family" Some Love

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano, in the spirit of Valentine's Day, offers four simple suggestions about how to show some love for your school family.

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EduCon: Not Your Typical "Sit and Git" Conference

Blogger Adam Provost, fresh from EduCon 2.5, shares the excitement and engagement of spending a convention with educators eager to put their ideas in motion.

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Experienced Teachers Reflect on Their First Year: A Follow Up

Edutopia blogger Judy Willis revisits her survey of experienced teachers to offer their advice about goals, resources and cautions.

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The Well-Behaved Teacher: Avoiding Santa's "Naughty" List

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano, courtesy of inside sources at the North Pole, reveals five ways for teachers to stay off Santa's Naughty list.

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Linda Darling-Hammond on Creating a Collaborative Classroom
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The Collaborative Classroom: An Interview with Linda Darling-Hammond

The Stanford University education professor says social and emotional learning is a crucial part of teaching the whole child.

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Teachers Helping Teachers: Eight Ways to Prevent Burnout

Teacher and blogger Katy Farber offers some ideas for teachers to create supportive networks to keep from burning out.

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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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Instructional Pacing: How Do Your Lessons Flow?

Blogger Rebecca Alber offers teachers valuable tips for instructional pacing.

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Building a Positive, Trusting Classroom Environment

Teacher and blogger Jose Vilson shares three suggestions for building a positive, trusting classroom environment.

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4 Ways Teachers Can Change the World

Adam Bellow, former educator and founder of eduClipper, encourages you to start your professional development right now by adopting four simple yet profound ways of thinking and acting.

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More Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom-Management Tips

In the second of two excerpts from his latest book, teacher and blogger Larry Ferlazzo offers some more classroom-management tips that are positive, not punitive.

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