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We asked our audience of experienced educators what advice they’d give to those just starting out. Thousands weighed in. To save you time and energy, we narrowed down their advice to 120 must-have tips to boost your confidence in the classroom. When you create your free Edutopia profile and select "new teacher" as your role you'll gain immediate access to 120 tips for new teachers in .pdf format.
Ever since I added a “What do you need this week?” question to my weekly reading check-in, many more students are asking for what they need to be successful. It’s opening doors and helping me support kids in the moment.
"For whoever needs to hear this: Good teachers still have bad day." - Caitlin Driscoll, Teacher
"Years ago, a conversation with a quieter student convinced me to change 'class participation' to 'class engagement.' It should not be a contest to see who speaks the most. Assess involvement in learning no matter how it looks in each student." - Amy P.
"This is year ten for me as an admin; two more than I taught in the classroom. And no matter how many times I sub, guest teach, co-teach, or hang out in or formally observe classrooms, I can't truly know what it's like to be a teacher these days. Listen to the teachers." - Greg Moffitt, Principal
"As a new teacher, I used to say 'my' classroom. When I realized it’s our class and our space—and for many students and myself our second home—behavior changed and community grew. The language we use matters." - Selena Carrión, Teacher
4 important questions to ask students: ⭐ What helps you feel welcomed? ⭐ How do you like to be greeted? ⭐ What strengths do you bring to the classroom? The school? ⭐ What do you like most about your school so far? What would you change?
"The perfect teacher, the perfect curriculum, the perfect lesson do not exist. We are all works in progress." - Louise El Yaafouri, Educator
"New teacher: I learned SO much this summer, and I want to implement all the ideas. How do I do that? Me: You don’t. Pick like 3 ideas that YOU love, that match YOUR teaching style. Then crush those!" - Monica Genta, Teacher
"We all long to have a place in this world to feel we belong. As teachers we have an opportunity each day to be that place for our kids, and it starts the moment they walk through our doors." - Tisha Richmond, Educator and Author