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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.

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.

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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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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What Teaching Teaches the Teacher

Guest blogger Todd Sentell, better known to Edutopians as the Dixie Diarist, offers an amusing and heartfelt list of ten things his special education students have taught him about teaching.

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Back to School Stress: Establishing Good Habits

Education writer Erin Osborne offers compassionate and commonsense advice for beating back-to-school stress by developing good self-care habits.

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7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

Tyler Hester, teacher and professional development coach, offers seven compelling tips - and one amazing video - about the roots of better classroom management.

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Back to School: Teaching with Authenticity

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs underlines the importance of teaching with authenticity by recalling her own new-teacher struggles to make education a meaningful experience for her students.

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Time Management: Planning for the Adventure

Clara Galan, Edutopia's social media marketing specialist and a former teacher, looks at managing time, that most precious of commodities, through the lens of a pirate's spyglass.

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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 Books That Have Influenced My Teaching

Computer teacher and blogger Mary Beth Hertz recommends some of her favorite books for some holiday reading.

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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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Teaching with Passion: Advice for Young Educators

Jonathan Kozol talks about building relationships, fostering creativity, and standing up for students.

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How Can I Be a Better Teacher Next Fall?

Educator and blogger Richard Curwin reminds us that it's never too early for teachers to consider how they could improve next fall, and offers us six suggestions for getting started now.

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Resources and Downloads for SEL Classroom Management

Educators from Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor, Maine, have shared a some social and emotional learning tools, and we've gathered some of our favorite resources as well.

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Second Half Survival: 4 Tips to Get You from January to June

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano is back with more suggestions for avoiding teacher burnout, this time focusing on four simple but critical strategies to keep you feeling good about what you do from January to June.

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Tools for Teaching: How to Transform Direct Instruction

Blogger Rebecca Alber encourages teachers to transform their direct instruction into more student-centered learning activities.

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