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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.

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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The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

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5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

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On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

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On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

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What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher

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Reflecting for Change, From Journaling to Blogging

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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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Engaging Parents: An Elementary Teacher's Field Guide

Reclaiming the classroom from the testing obsession, teachers can make a real difference by engaging with parents more deeply.

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How My School Is Transitioning to Digital Textbooks: Process (Step 3 of 5)

A five part story of how one school is transitioning to using ePubs through their 1 to 1 iPad program. This installment covers the process.

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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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Technology in the Elementary Classroom

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

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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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How Do I Get a PLN?

Guest blogger Tom Whitby, a 40-year veteran of the teaching profession and an extremely connected educator, offers some basic, practical wisdom about what a PLN is and how to get one.

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Starting the Year on a Positive Note

Some great suggestions for how to best manage new Web 2.0 tools in your classroom.

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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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Career and Technical Education: Research Roundup

Evidence of success in lowering the dropout rate and raising grades.

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