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We asked Edutopia’s community of more than one million experienced teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, and other pre-K to 12 professionals what advice they’d give to new teachers. Thousands of educators weighed in. To save you time, we’ve narrowed down their advice to 120 must-read tips, organized by topics that are especially relevant to beginners.


120 Tips for New Teachers

For the back-to-school 2022 season, we asked our audience of experienced educators what advice they’d give to teachers just starting out. Thousands weighed in. To save new teachers time and energy, we narrowed down their sage advice to 120 must-have tips to boost confidence in the classroom.

Along with our personalized weekly newsletter and an enhanced website experience tailored to their interests, new teachers who created a free Edutopia profile from August to November 2022 gained immediate access to 120 tips for new teachers in .pdf format.

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"Sometimes the best learning happens in the midst of what looks like chaos. Don’t be afraid to get messy."—Leah H.

"Don’t fight the pencil ✏️ battle… just give them a pencil."—Kaitlyn K.

"Focus on getting great at one thing at a time. Be OK with being good enough in others. Give yourself permission to grow in your craft."—Eva M.

"Teach with your heart—a really big, open, yet firm, heart. Your students will always remember you and love you for it."—Leigh T.

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