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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.

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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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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Reflecting on Reflection: A Habit of Mind

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5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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Should I Leave the Classroom for Administration?

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Using Project-Based Learning to Teach World Languages

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School-Wide Appreciation: 3 Ways to Say Thank You

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano notes that Teacher Appreciation can be an opportunity for showing gratitude to everyone in the building, whether you bake them cookies, write a personal note, or tell them face-to-face.

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Teacher Appreciation: Why We Teach

Guest blogger Peg Regan reflects on why teachers teach: they're leaders who serve, fulfilling their own high expectations, giving to those who need to receive it - and ultimately, they were born to teach.

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Avoiding the Trap of "Q & A Teaching"

Guest blogger Petra Claflin, Digital Media Manager for YES Prep Public Schools, identifies the problem of 'Q&A teaching' and offers five tips for teachers to examine and improve their modeling and direct instruction practice.

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Like a Wood Duck: Finding Peace in the Classroom

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson suggests that keeping a calm life as a teacher includes having lessons thoroughly prepared and not taking anything personally from students.

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Adding a Spring to Your Step: 4 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano makes four suggestions for ramping up after the low energy of winter, including more teacher interaction in the building and online, and more teacher-student engagement - both serious and fun.

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Advice from Mentor Teachers for New (and Experienced) Teachers

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller checks in with two mentor teachers to discuss what they do and offer a few nuggets of wisdom for new teachers, mentor teachers and all teachers in general.

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Common Core and Planning: Organizing a Unit of Instruction

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley explains how the Common Core allows for creativity in the ways teachers can plan a unit, and suggests several strategies for hitting the standards while still exercising your free will.

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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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Walking the Walk: An Educator's Perspective from All Views

Guest blogger Lori Desautels decides to walk the walk of her pre-service and graduate students at Marian University's School of Education as she returns to public school and co-teaches a brain-compatible curriculum to fifth graders.

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Tools for Teaching: Developing Active Readers

Blogger and education professor Rebecca Alber shares five strategies teachers can use with students of all ages to improve their comprehension and critical reading skills.

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Five Poetry Teaching Tips for New Teachers

To celebrate National Poetry Month, Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs shares five poetry teaching tips for new teachers.

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Starting a New School Year: Nine Tips for Collaboration

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick emphasizes collaboration in the classroom, with colleagues, and across global PLNs as a successful strategy for starting the school year right.

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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.

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Teacher Development: Starter Kit for Teaching Online

Expert advice on shifting from brick and mortar to bytes and bits.

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