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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.

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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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13 Common Sayings to Avoid

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Mid-Year Reflection: Setting PD Goals

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5 Ways to Avoid Manipulation

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In Their Own Words: Teachers Bullied by Colleagues

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The Power of Keeping Your Cool

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Sustaining That Back-to-School Momentum

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano offers four strategies for keeping teachers fresh during the Post Back-to-School Doldrums between September and Thanksgiving.

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Mobile Learning Support for New Teachers

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs offers a few good resources for new teachers interested in bringing mobile learning to their classrooms.

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A Definitive Guide to Teacher Checklists

If any Edutopia blogger could dream up making a checklist of checklists, it would be Todd Finley. Teachers, prepare to get organized!

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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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Five Tips to Help You Soar This September

Harlem Educational Activities Fund President and CEO Danielle Moss Lee shares five tips that will help you lay a solid foundation for the new year.

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Helping New Teachers Beat the Back-to-School Jitters with Twitter

Edutopia blogger and education consultant Lisa Michelle Dabbs highlights some of the most helpful tweets from New Teacher Chat, an online discussion on Twitter between educators at different career levels.

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Cheat Sheet for the First Days of School

Jose Vilson suggests three simple habits to ease teachers' transition from summer vacation to the start of a new school year.

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New Teacher Boot Camp Week 2 - Using VoiceThread

An overview of all things VoiceThread, a simple multimedia tool that's got endless classroom applications.

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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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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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How to Teach with Technology

Students fire off new lesson plans for the digital classroom.

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Teaching Resources for the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

A collection of teaching resources for the Japanese earthquake and tsunami

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Let’s Not "Fall" Behind: Three Tips to Help You Stay Organized

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs offers an inspiring strategy for teachers overwhelmed by the first two months of school's demands and details.

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Summer Professional Development Blog Series

Learn more about project-based learning, classroom management techniques, how to use new media tools in the classroom, and more this summer!

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