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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

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.

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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Summer Reading List: 5 Books on Professional Development

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There's No Such Thing as "Just a Teacher"

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Summer Professional Development With MOOCs

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New Teacher Academy: How to Work With Parents

In week four of Lisa Dabbs' New Teacher Academy series, guest blogger Shelly Sanchez Terrell talks about the benefits of working with the parents of students.

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New Teacher Academy: Delivery of Instruction

In the third installment of her New Teacher Academy series, blogger Lisa Dabbs invites veteran teacher Paula Naugle to illustrate some best practices for delivery of instruction.

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New-Teacher Academy: Lesson Planning

Blogger Lisa Dabbs and teacher Matt Ray offer some suggestions about lesson planning in her New Teacher Academy series.

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Four Musts in Redesigning K-12 Education

Blogger Bob Lenz proposes four school design tips, which includes more time for teachers to assess student work.

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New Teacher Academy: Classroom Management

Blogger Lisa Dabbs introduces the New Teacher Academy with help from Justin Stortz, who discusses the not-so-secret basics of classroom management.

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Can Rubrics Inspire?

Through his own entertaining prose, blogger Todd Finley breathes life into the stifling writing rubrics that so often squash student creativity.

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Social and Emotional Curriculum: Obstacles to Happiness

In her Seven Doors to Happiness blog series, filmmaker Randy Taran opens Door Number Two and examines obstacles to happiness and means for coping with them.

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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 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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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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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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New Teachers: Technology-Integration Basics

Find tips, strategies, tools, and other resources to help new teachers successfully integrate technology to facilitate educational objectives in the classroom.

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Eight Ways to Save Money on School Supplies

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick provides eight timely suggestions for teachers torn between adequately preparing their classrooms and breaking their personal budgets.

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New Teachers: Preparing, Planning, and Building Support Systems

To set the stage for a successful first year of teaching, it’s important to do some advance planning and preparation. We’ve collected a variety of resources to help new teachers start the year off right.

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