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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.

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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Summer Professional Development: Play!

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Mastering the Teaching Game

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The Rookie Survival Kit: What to Buy for Your First Classroom

Last comment 3 days 12 hours ago
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You Only Get One "First Day of School"

Blog posted Wed, 08/21/2013 - 10:03
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Mastering the Teaching Game

Blog posted Thu, 07/17/2014 - 06:12
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Back to School: Preparing for Day One

Blog posted Wed, 07/30/2014 - 14:57
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New Teacher Academy: Lesson Planning

Blogger Lisa Dabbs and teacher Matt Ray offer some suggestions about lesson planning in her New Teacher Academy series.

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Four Musts in Redesigning K-12 Education

Blogger Bob Lenz proposes four school design tips, which includes more time for teachers to assess student work.

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New Teacher Academy: Classroom Management

Blogger Lisa Dabbs introduces the New Teacher Academy with help from Justin Stortz, who discusses the not-so-secret basics of classroom management.

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Can Rubrics Inspire?

Through his own entertaining prose, blogger Todd Finley breathes life into the stifling writing rubrics that so often squash student creativity.

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Social and Emotional Curriculum: Obstacles to Happiness

In her Seven Doors to Happiness blog series, filmmaker Randy Taran opens Door Number Two and examines obstacles to happiness and means for coping with them.

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Message to New Teachers for a New Year: Patience, Persistence and Peace

Blogger Lisa Dabbs offers a much needed New Year's affirmation for first-year teachers.

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Kicking off 2012 with Two Blog Series

Helping African-American students get into college and an intensive for new teachers kick off the new year.

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The Magnificent 7! A Tribute to Teachers Who Made a Difference

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, blogger Lisa Dabbs warmly recalls seven teachers from her past who inspired her to pursue a career in education.

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The Butterflies of August

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano shares his four-point strategy for chasing away those stomach butterflies that often precede the start of another school year.

2 6,782 views
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The Dos and Don'ts of Tech Integration PD

Teacher Mary Beth Hertz suggests that the best PD for tech integration will give teachers time and freedom to explore.

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Bank Street College of Education Empowers New Teachers
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Bank Street College of Education Empowers New Teachers

This old college is teaching aspiring educators new tricks, with a focus on experiential learning, classroom immersion, and mentoring.

5 6,782 views
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New Teacher Academy: How to Work with Parents

In week four of Lisa Dabbs' New Teacher Academy series, guest blogger Shelly Sanchez Terrell talks about the benefits of working with the parents of students.

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Teaching Tolerance: Meet the Teacher Who Started Gay-Straight Alliances

Teacher Bob Parlin launched the first gay-straight alliance in a public school. Today, this national network provides a powerful dose of social and emotional learning for students of every orientation.

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Mentoring and Coaching for Effective Tech Integration

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz makes a case for why every school needs both a tech mentor and a tech coach.

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