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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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15 Tips from Veteran Educators for Thriving in the First Year

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Using Pre-Needs Assessment for Effective PD

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My First PBL Unit: Learning From My Students

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3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

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For Effective Schools, Teamwork is Not Optional

Guest blogger Sean Glaze, a faculty team-building specialist, insists that teachers need to avoid isolation and secrecy in order to grow in their practice. He suggests that school administrations encourage and support teamwork among their staff.

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5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz addresses teacher burnout with suggestions for both educators and administrators. Her tips include an ongoing attitude of professional development, including all stakeholders when things change, and maintaining a...

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Teachers Matter (Now More Than Ever)

Educator, author, consultant and guest blogger Angela Maiers reminds us with passion and positivity about why teachers still matter, culminating with a heartfelt list of nine things that they do every day - and do gladly.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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