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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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5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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Reflecting on Reflection: A Habit of Mind

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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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Should I Leave the Classroom for Administration?

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A Wounded Lover of Writing Prompts

Blogger Todd Finley explains how amusing writing prompts might engage his students without really improving their writing.

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New Teachers: Is Your Principal a P.A.L (Pretty Awesome Leader)?

Blogger Lisa Dabbs notes the concerns of new teachers and profiles one principal who knows how to address them.

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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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Deeper Learning Blog Carnival: Authentic Professional Development

In the part of the Deeper Learning Blog Carnival series, Gary Hochlander raises the question of how PD can emphasize real world applications and integrated curriculum.

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The Emerging Age Bias

Blogger Pernille Ripp looks at the alarming devaluation of veteran teachers and their contributions.

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Tech Drive By

Blogger and technology curriculum specialist Nick Provenzano provides tips for performing a Tech Drive By for teachers.

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Mentoring Matters. Will You Take Up the Challenge?

A teacher mentor posits that new teacher support is crucial to elevating the profession, and invites experienced teachers to use social media to get involved.

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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.

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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.

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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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Talking Education: A Virtual Workshop for Innovations

Blogger Andrew Marcinek encourages readers to share their innovative ideas and collaborate on developing new ones.

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Technology in the Elementary Classroom

Edutopia's new Tech Integration: Elementary School blogger Mary Beth Hertz introduces herself.

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Closing Out vs. Fading Out: 5 Steps for Ending the Year Strong

Guest blogger Petra Claflin of YES Prep Public Schools stresses the importance of close-out conversations with instructional teachers, and suggests five steps to help educators end the year strong while looking ahead to next fall.

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Innovations in Teacher Prep Programs

Blogger Anne O'Brien reports on how teacher preparation programs are evolving by using innovative and effective ways to better prepare future educators.

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