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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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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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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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Edutopia's Top 20 Lists

In honor of Edutopia's 20th anniversary, we're producing a series of Top 20 lists, from the practical to the sublime.

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Twenty of My Biggest Teaching Blunders

In the spirit of learning from others' mistakes, blogger Todd Finley outlines his biggest teaching blunders, and invites others to share theirs as well.

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20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment

20 tips for helping teachers create a safe learning environment.

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20 Tidbits for New Teachers

From wikis to blogs to social media in the classroom, blogger and educator Lisa Dabbs shares twenty great ideas for new teachers.

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Four Simple Tips to Start the Year Strong

Setting a positive, approachable tone in the classroom on the first day of class will pay off in the long run.

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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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A Lesson from the London Riots: Support New Teachers

If we don't make education a priority, we may face a similar situation here in the U.S., says Henry Knowles of the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation.

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YES Prep: Chris Barbic's Vision for Education
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Chris Barbic Shares His Vision for Reform

The visionary leader behind the YES Prep family of schools discusses the organization's origins and philosophy.

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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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Principal Kappy Cannon Fosters Technology Innovation and Teamwork
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Principal Kappy Cannon Steck Fosters Technology Innovation and Teamwork

Principal Kappy Cannon Steck encourages master teachers to innovate with new technologies and work together to share their skills with the entire staff.

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Time Management: Planning for the Adventure

Clara Galan, Edutopia's social media marketing specialist and a former teacher, looks at managing time, that most precious of commodities, through the lens of a pirate's spyglass.

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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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Taking Stock of the Year: Three Tools to Help Unpack Your Learning

Blogger Lisa Dabbs unpacks from another eventful and rewarding school year, and offers three tools to help with your fun, creative reflection on all that you've learned.

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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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