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Best Resources for New Teachers

August 20, 2013 Updated July 6, 2016

The start of the school year is an anxious time for new teachers. And in these first few weeks of classes, those of you new to teaching probably have plenty of questions. Luckily there's a wealth of information online that will help these first few weeks run as smoothly as possible.

Where to start? The first and third Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. PST, Edutopia contributor and community facilitator Lisa Dabbs and a team of co-moderators host New Teacher Chat on Twitter -- hashtag #ntchat. The twice-monthly chats offer new teachers the chance to connect with experienced and other new-to-the-profession educators around the country, pose questions, and ask for advice.

Edutopia's resource toolkit for rookie teachers features a ton of insightful blogs on subjects like classroom management, lesson planning, and building relationships with parents, mentors, and administrators. Edutopia's New Teachers topic page is another great source. To help you on your way, here are a few other useful sources from around the web.

A Few Quick Reads: Advice for New Teachers

If you're looking for quick tips, easy-to-implement ideas, and practical advice, here are articles for new teachers covering a range of topics. Not only are these articles useful, but new teachers would benefit from bookmarking them to revisit later.

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