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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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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems

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What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher

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Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems

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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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New Teachers: Designing Learning Environments

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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.

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Innovations in Teacher Prep and Support: Resource Roundup

In this collection, find resources that discuss some of the innovative strategies used by teacher educators, mentors, coaches, and other professionals to prepare and support preservice and new teachers and facilitate ongoing teacher development.

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Protect Your Prep: 5 Ways to Avoid Ambushes, Interruptions, and Procrastination

Teacher prep time is precious, but with good personal discipline and clear understanding with your colleagues, you can set aside the time you need.

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Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom-Management Tips

In the first of two excerpts from his latest book, teacher and blogger Larry Ferlazzo offers some classroom-management tips that are positive, not punitive.

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7 Learning Zones Every Classroom Must Have

As you plan next year's curriculum and activities, consider how you'll use your classroom space. Here are seven learning zones to help focus your students.

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Tips for Creating Wow-Worthy Learning Spaces

From innovative, intelligent seating arrangements to relevant, engaging bulletin boards, your students deserve a classroom space that stimulates and facilitates their learning.

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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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Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom-Management Tips

In the first of two excerpts from his latest book, teacher and blogger Larry Ferlazzo offers some classroom-management tips that are positive, not punitive.

17 1,128 42,688 views
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Teachers: 10 Tips for Slowing Down

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar shares ten tips to help teachers take a break and a breath much more often.

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You Only Get One "First Day of School"

Blogger and veteran teacher Lisa Mims reminds us that we only get one 'first day of school' (even we've already been there 28 times!) and offers seven tips for making a good impression on our students.

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On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

On-the-spot scaffolding is an essential skill for teachers. Check out these three strategies for assisting students when they struggle.

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First Day of Kindergarten: 8 Survival Skills

Blogger and author Sarah Richard shares eight teacher survival skills for the first day of kindergarten.

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How to Create a Professional Learning Community

It takes careful planning to form a useful and functional PLC, but once the foundation is built, the benefits will soon be evident.

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In Their Own Words: Teachers Bullied by Colleagues

Educator and blogger Todd Finley, in the first of two parts, shares the uncomfortable stories of teachers who experience bullying at the hands of their own colleagues.

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