George Lucas Educational Foundation Celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

New Teachers

For new teachers who seek support and want to share the challenges and triumphs of first starting out in the classroom.

PrintPrint
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Share

New Teachers: How to Use Data to Inform Instruction

One of the greatest challenges for new teachers is collecting classroom data and figuring out ways to use it. Here's some helpful suggestions for taking on this task.

What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher

The first year of teaching is incredibly challenging for most. New teachers are overwhelmed by all the daily decisions and feelings of being overloaded. This will get better.

A teacher working with three little kids

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.

Photo of teacher at the front of the class

Resources Toolkit for New Teachers

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.

Discuss

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

Last comment 1 week 1 day ago
200 173,217 1,541,303 views

13 Common Sayings to Avoid

Last comment 3 days 25 min ago
74 37,218 803,084 views

6 Opening and Closing Routines for New Teachers

Last comment 1 hour 42 min ago
6 66,188 views

5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:39
65 56,105 918,693 views

6 Opening and Closing Routines for New Teachers

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 06:00
6 66,188 views

Teaching with Passion: Advice for Young Educators

Tue, 03/25/2008 - 11:53
35 173 18,333 views

Browse

blog

Reflecting for Change, From Journaling to Blogging

By journaling about your challenges and triumphs, you grow as a teacher. By blogging about them, you affirm, inspire, and help others grow.

8 102 1,986 views
blog

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

Whether you use musical instruments, game pieces, call-and-response, or electronic devices, there are many successful ways of getting students to focus front and stop talking.

200 173,217 1,541,303 views
blog

Ten Websites for Science Teachers

Blogger Eric Brunsell takes us on a tour of his favorite online resources for science teachers.

33 4,838 132,818 views
blog

Conference Time: Chatting With Parents

Make parent-teacher conferences easier for everyone by preparing to show student grades and work, setting parents at ease, listening to them, and remaining positive.

10 1,621 8,835 views
blog

On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

On-the-spot scaffolding is an essential skill for teachers. Check out these three strategies for assisting students when they struggle.

16 959 41,919 views
blog

The Reflective Teacher: Taking a Long Look

Reflection is critical to your continued growth as a teacher, whether you seek student feedback, leave yourself sticky notes, or blog your thoughts for colleagues.

9 1,103 24,518 views
Person getting lifted up by hold on a lighbulb
article

Innovations in Teacher Prep and Support: Resource Roundup

In this collection, find resources that discuss some of the innovative strategies used by teacher educators, mentors, coaches, and other professionals to prepare and support preservice and new teachers and facilitate ongoing teacher development.

2 192 2,427 views

Pages

blog

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.

5 897 30,468 views
blog

What New Teachers Need to Know About PD

For new teachers, professional development opportunities are as close as your phone or tablet. Quick, deep resources include Instagram, Feedly, Google Classroom, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

3 4,468 30,247 views
Graphic of laptop keyboard
article

New Teachers: Technology-Integration Basics

Find tips, strategies, tools, and other resources to help new teachers successfully integrate technology to facilitate educational objectives in the classroom.

3 3,327 30,026 views
blog

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.

9 1,538 29,584 views
blog

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.

14 13,863 29,584 views
photo of two people seated across from one another
blog

Finding a New and Better Job in Education

To find a more fulfilling job in education, clarify your goals and skills, network with other educators, strengthen your resume, and fully understand any position being offered.

7 805 29,364 views
blog

New-Teacher Academy: Lesson Planning

Blogger Lisa Dabbs and teacher Matt Ray offer some suggestions about lesson planning in her New Teacher Academy series.

7 263 29,143 views

Pages