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First Time Teaching!!!

MICHAEL SMITH high school math teach

As a new teacher, what is the biggest problem(s) your are faced with?

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Edu Consultant. Blogger & Social Media Marketing at Edutopia

Hi Michael! Many of the

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Hi Michael!
Many of the answers to that question can be found in the archives of our wiki~>http://newteacherchat.wikispaces.com/2010.05.26+Archive

Check it out and let me know what you think!

2nd Grade Bilingual Teacher in San Antonio, Texas

In my personal experience, my

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In my personal experience, my first year has involved:

1. Lack of support/feedback from school administration/staff.
2. Stress, stress and more stress!
3. Working endless hours making plans/activities/handouts/etc (I have to translate a lot of material into Spanish since I teach bilingual and quality Spanish resources are sorely lacking).

Even with all of the above, my students make it so totally worth it!

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