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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.

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.

Mastering the Teaching Game

After listening to an interview with top tennis coach Sven Groeneveld, Carol Tomlinson clarifies eight essential principles that teaching shares with high-level sports coaching.

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Back to School: Preparing for Day One

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7-Step Prep: Make a Weekly Plan for YOU!

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7 Learning Zones Every Classroom Must Have

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Why Is Teacher Development Important?: Because Students Deserve the Best

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7-Step Prep: Make a Weekly Plan for YOU!

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7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

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Resources for Getting Started with Project-Based Learning

Edutopia's curated compilation of online resources for understanding and beginning to implement project-based learning.

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The Best Education Posts of 2013: The Edutopia Top 10 Deep Dive

Guest blogger Vicki Davis, computer science teacher and IT integrator, reflects on Edutopia's top ten blog posts in 2013, why she likes them, and how their takeaways could benefit any teacher who reads them.

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Pre-Service Social Studies Teachers Meet the Lesson Study Method

Guest blogger Anne-Lise Halvorsen introduces the lesson study, a professional development method she uses to engage and inspire pre-service teachers around elementary social studies curriculum.

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You're Gonna Hear Me Roar: Overcoming Classroom Stage Fright

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley examines the causes of sage-on-the-stage fright and suggests ten useful and amusing tips for teachers who need to chillax and/or energize themselves so that they can teach without fear.

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How Do I Get a PLN?

Guest blogger Tom Whitby, a 40-year veteran of the teaching profession and an extremely connected educator, offers some basic, practical wisdom about what a PLN is and how to get one.

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Engaging Pre-Service Teachers in Authentic Writing Instruction

Guest blogger Troy Hicks, a teacher educator at Central Michigan University, describes how he fosters inspiration and excitement about the craft of writing for future elementary and middle school educators.

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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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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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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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Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferencing

School improvement coach Elena Aguilar offers up useful suggestions for teachers when sitting down with parents.

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Don't Reinvent the Wheel: Seven Tips for New Elementary Teachers to Save Energy, Time and Tears

Professional development specialist Otis Kriegel offers seven logistical tips for new elementary teachers to help them relax and stay focused on delivering the best possible instruction.

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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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Summer Reading and Rejuvenation

Summer vacation is teachers' opportunity for self-rediscovery, and Josh Block shares nine books that will help make him the teacher he wants to be.

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The Best Education Posts of 2013: The Edutopia Top 10 Deep Dive

Guest blogger Vicki Davis, computer science teacher and IT integrator, reflects on Edutopia's top ten blog posts in 2013, why she likes them, and how their takeaways could benefit any teacher who reads them.

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