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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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How to Create a Professional Learning Community

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Compassion as a Classroom Management Tool

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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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New Teachers: A Primer on Assessment

n this guide for new teachers, learn about different types of assessment and how they can be used to provide feedback to learners and inform instruction.

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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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New Teachers: Preparing, Planning, and Building Support Systems

To set the stage for a successful first year of teaching, it’s important to do some advance planning and preparation. We’ve collected a variety of resources to help new teachers start the year off right.

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Why Math?

Make math meaningful by using numeracy to frame the economic, public policy, and global issues that your students are likely to face as adults.

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New Teachers: How to Use Classroom 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.

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Using Pre-Needs Assessment for Effective PD

Personalize your PD by using tools like Google Forms, Padlet, and Nearpod to learn what teachers already know and what they need to know.

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Why New Teachers Need Mentors

Guest blogger David Cutler shares his warm memories of those who helped him early in his teaching career as an illustration of why mentoring is of critical importance to new teachers.

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Building a Positive, Trusting Classroom Environment

Teacher and blogger Jose Vilson shares three suggestions for building a positive, trusting classroom environment.

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Earn $ for Classroom Materials: Teachers Pay Teachers and the DIY Economy

Guest blogger Rachel Lynette offers some development and marketing tips for selling your self-designed creative resources through the Teachers pay Teachers community.

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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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Mastering the Teaching Game

After listening to an interview with top tennis coach Sven Groeneveld, Carol Tomlinson clarifies eight essential principles that teaching shares with high-level sports coaching.

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Why Math?

Make math meaningful by using numeracy to frame the economic, public policy, and global issues that your students are likely to face as adults.

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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.

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