Facebook
Edutopia on Facebook
Twitter
Edutopia on Twitter
Google+
Edutopia on Google+
Pinterest
Edutopia on Pinterest Follow Me on Pinterest
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.

PrintPrint
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Share

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.

A teacher working with three little kids

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.

Photo of teacher at the front of the class

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.

Discuss

Rest: The Antidote for Discouragement

Last comment 2 weeks 3 days ago
6 386 4,374 views

Finding a New and Better Job in Education

Last comment 2 weeks 1 day ago
6 583 10,280 views

Reboot: 5 Resources for Teacher Inspiration

Last comment 3 days 15 hours ago
5 3,841 15,161 views

7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 10:07
50 2,294 171,725 views

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:38
160 145,274 1,254,778 views

Reboot: 5 Resources for Teacher Inspiration

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 10:00
5 3,841 15,161 views

Browse

Two boys writing at a desk
blog

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.

26 9,604 130,416 views
Standing, smiling man in tie
blog

Essential Habits of an Excellent Educator

As an educator, you are what you do, so establish a good workflow, make assessment a routine, and develop personal habits to sustain your excellence.

4 7,667 40,325 views
blog

3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis asks her students for professional development help, ending the year with in-class focus groups, a survey, and a call for anonymous notes that will guide her in improving her practice next year.

23 13,599 89,305 views
Traditional classroom with desks in rows facing teacher's desk in front of the blackboard
blog

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.

19 9,977 126,876 views
B&W of teacher walking down empty school hallway
blog

Full-Time Comeback: A Reflection

Returning full-time to the classroom, one teacher reflects on trading his influence within the school community for making a daily difference in his students' lives.

1,264 3,736 views
Woman in hat laying on beach reading with ocean view
blog

Summer Reading List: 5 Books on Professional Development

Here are five books that will add some fun, practicality, data-driven findings, digital thinking, and connectivity to your PD reading this summer.

38 29,638 235,455 views
Kids running around the circle of a baseball field
blog

The "Fast and Furious" Homestretch

As the school year wraps up, savor the progress you've made as a teacher and team member, how you've helped others, and how they've helped you.

480 1,770 views

Pages

Graphic of design tools
article

New Teachers: Designing Learning Environments

For new teachers, this resource compilation includes tips and guides on classroom design and layout to help maximize the possibilities of the learning environment.

6 11,524 56,061 views
Photo of teacher at the front of the class
article

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.

6 9,378 54,488 views
blog

Appreciate Teachers By Understanding What They Do

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests that the best way to celebrate teacher appreciation week is focusing on the reality of what teaching means rather than falling back on outdated assumptions or news media-induced perceptions.

3 27,428 53,504 views
blog

Using Project-Based Learning to Teach World Languages

World Languages community discussion group facilitator Don Doehla uses project-based learning to teach foreign language and meet state standards. He supplies three lessons as examples.

34 899 50,750 views
A closeup of a high school girl sitting at a purple desk. She's writing, looking down at her paper. Other students are sitting behind her, slightly blurred.
blog

19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

Emphasize the obvious, keep things fresh, and be honest. Showing students that it pays to behave and respecting them as individuals greatly enhance classroom management.

15 3,400 48,586 views
Four students are swinging on a swing set, and another student is standing by one of them.
blog

How People Learn: An Evidence-Based Approach

Deans for Impact believes that teacher educators should focus on how students acquire and retain information to help them build their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

11 9,464 47,996 views
Graphic of curriculum on a bookshelf
article

New Teachers: Lesson and Curriculum Planning

Explore a diverse collection of curriculum-planning tips, guidance, and other resources meant to help new teachers plan effective activities, lessons, and units.

1 52 45,833 views

Pages