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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Avoiding New Teacher Burnout

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How to Create a Professional Learning Community

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Reflecting for Change, From Journaling to Blogging

Last comment 3 weeks 2 days ago
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Solutions for Teachers Bullied by Colleagues

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 13:57
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Avoiding New Teacher Burnout

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:45
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Compassion as a Classroom Management Tool

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 06:00
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5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz addresses teacher burnout with suggestions for both educators and administrators. Her tips include an ongoing attitude of professional development, including all stakeholders when things change, and maintaining a...

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5 "Be's" for Connected and Curious Educators

To keep your teaching fresh and effective, learn about colleagues, build community, expect the unexpected, and remain present, involved, current, and curious.

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How People Learn: An Evidence-Based Approach

Deans for Impact believes that teacher educators should focus on how students acquire and retain information to help them build their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

12 2,341 97,735 views
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5 Parent-Teacher Conference Prep Tips

When prepping for parent conferences, communicate with them early and often, keep data handy, balance the conversation, invite the student, and make the experience pleasant.

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Fret-Free Field Trips: Create a Timeline for Success

Successful school field trips require efficient planning, clear communication, and being prepared for anything. Here are some sample timelines for making it all work.

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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.

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How Educators Can Manage Stress and Build Resilience

Noticing the micro-moments of hope, growth, beauty, and inspiration is a key resilience building skill. Here's some suggestions on how to do it.

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Four students are swinging on a swing set, and another student is standing by one of them.
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How People Learn: An Evidence-Based Approach

Deans for Impact believes that teacher educators should focus on how students acquire and retain information to help them build their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

12 2,341 97,735 views
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New Teachers: How to Develop ‘The Look’

Check out this effective, nonverbal tactic for managing students without calling anyone out in front of the class.

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Teachers: 10 Tips for Slowing Down

Check out these ten tips to assist teachers in taking a break and a breath much more often.

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Classroom-Management Strategies for Elementary Teachers

Blogger and teacher Gaetan Pappalardo teaches educators on how to manage student behavior and needs. (Updated 01/2014)

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Resources for Getting Started With Project-Based Learning

Explore Edutopia's curated compilation of online resources for understanding and beginning to implement project-based learning.

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Back to School: Preparing for Day One

Six tips for helping both new and seasoned teachers have a successful first day of school.

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New Teachers: Designing Learning Environments

For new teachers, this resource compilation includes tips and guides on classroom design and layout to help maximize the possibilities of the learning environment.

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