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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.

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New Teachers: How to Use 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.

What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher

The first year of teaching is incredibly challenging for most. New teachers are overwhelmed by all the daily decisions and feelings of being overloaded. This will get better.

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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.

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Resources Toolkit for New Teachers

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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13 Common Sayings to Avoid

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6 Opening and Closing Routines for New Teachers

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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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You Only Get One "First Day of School"

Blogger and veteran teacher Lisa Mims reminds us that we only get one 'first day of school' (even we've already been there 28 times!) and offers seven tips for making a good impression on our students.

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Listen to Me with Your Eyes

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs reveals that the secret to effective conversation is listening, and the secret to effective listening is eye contact.

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Tools for Teaching: How to Transform Direct Instruction

Blogger Rebecca Alber encourages teachers to transform their direct instruction into more student-centered learning activities.

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Don't Be Afraid to Give Direct Feedback

Superintendent and adjunct professor Scott Taylor returns with advice about using reflective questions as a constructive way of delivering direct feedback.

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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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Progress, Not Perfection: Three Tips for Your Journey

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs reminisces about her early days as a teacher and how she learned that appreciating her own progress ultimately mattered more than being perfect in every way.

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Stressing Support, Not Stress: Easing the Anxieties of Being a Novice Teacher

Knowing why you teach can help deal with the pressures of the job.

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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.

9 3,747 15,036 views
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10 Tips for Surviving and Thriving Your First Year Teaching

These strategies can help you thrive in your first year and build the kind of resilience that will carry you through the many challenges teachers face.

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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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New Teachers: A Primer on Assessment

n this guide for new teachers, learn about different types of assessment and how they can be used to provide feedback to learners and inform instruction.

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Don't Be Afraid to Give Direct Feedback

Superintendent and adjunct professor Scott Taylor returns with advice about using reflective questions as a constructive way of delivering direct feedback.

12 641 13,931 views
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Measuring a Teacher’s Effectiveness Goes Beyond Test Scores

When it comes to measuring a teacher’s effectiveness, blogger Elena Aguilar believes test scores should only be used in part.

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