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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.

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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How Should Teachers Dress?

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7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

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What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher

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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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You Only Get One "First Day of School"

Blogger and veteran teacher Lisa Mims reminds us that we only get one 'first day of school' (even we've already been there 28 times!) and offers seven tips for making a good impression on our students.

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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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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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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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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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Twenty of My Biggest Teaching Blunders

In the spirit of learning from others' mistakes, blogger Todd Finley outlines his biggest teaching blunders, and invites others to share theirs as well.

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How Team Teaching Can Improve Your Game

Two teachers at Leadership Public School in Hayward, CA share their insights into what makes a successful team teaching partnership.

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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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