Tips for New Teachers
Starting the school year as a new teacher can be exciting and stressful at the same time. The increased integration of technology continues to transform the modern classroom and the way instruction is delivered, which can be challenging even for experienced teachers. The following tips might help you on your journey of exploring, connecting, sharing and learning in the classroom.
Focus on your content, not grades or standards.
Find a go to person/mentor that is inspiring, knowledgeable and shares the same teaching style.
Be open minded and flexible especially if things don’t go as planned!
Accept and learn from your failures, not all lessons work out.
Establish a positive classroom environment in which students feel comfortable taking risks and trying out new things.
Share the stage with your students and provide opportunities to create, collaborate and communicate.
Make students part of the learning process, give them a voice and listen to what they have to say.
Make learning accessible to all!
Keep your students engaged, focused and curious.
Connect and learn from other educators on social media (Twitter, Facebook, PLC, PLN).
Be yourself and have fun!
Guest Blog post from Elisabeth Levine, Literature Teacher @ Winston Preparatory School
Newsela Certified Educator, Wilson Level 1 Certified, Flipgrid Certified