I am in my last semester of classes, and I am starting to get very anxious about going out into the work force. I have had quite a bit of experience in a wide variety of classrooms thanks to my Education classes, but I still feel like there's something missing. I feel very unprepared for the whole process of getting a teaching job. I'm trying to get into substitute teaching so that I can have even more experience, but it's difficult to get into when I only have one day off a week. I want to build a strong knowledge base of teaching methods that are tried and true, but I am also really interested in keeping up with what's new in the classroom. I love all of the resources available online, but there are so many! How does a new teacher find the time to go through all of the resources available and find the ones that really work? I feel overwhelmed and I don't even have an offer yet. I just want to be one of those teachers that students remember as being influential and encouraging. Any tips or thoughts would be much appreciated!
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