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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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19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

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Why Edcamp?

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5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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Rest: The Antidote for Discouragement

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3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

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5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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Mentorship: Teaching the Teachers

Shira Loewenstein, a specialist in new teacher support, makes the case for finding or starting a mentoring program within your own school.

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Supporting New Teachers to Make Global Connections

With help from guest blogger Michele L. Haiken, Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs looks at ways that teachers can expand their classroom walls using global collaboration projects.

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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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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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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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Reflecting on Reflection: A Habit of Mind

Terry Heick looks at what reflection is, how it works as both a private and shared activity, and why teachers need it in their toolkit.

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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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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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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.

5 262 10,603 views
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Resources for Growing Your Professional Learning Network

Get ideas and tips for creating connections and developing a network.

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