New Teacher Training
Surviving the First Year
ABC's for First Year Teachers
Be firm but flexible.
Communicate with parents.
Develop a routine.
Excite students to learn.
Find time to get to know your coworkers.
Go to after school activities.
Have high expectations.
Institute a clear discipline policy.
Jump at opportunities.
Learn from your mistakes.
Model expected behaviors.
Never give up on a student.
Prepare interesting lessons.
Remember to use time wisely.
Treat everyone equally.
Understand all students learn differently.
Volunteer within your school's community.
Work to your highest potential.
Xpect the unexpected.
You can't be too hard on yourself.
Zero in on your strengths.
What Great Teachers Do...
Students should have something to do when they come in every morning.
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT - Rules and Procedures should be set and enforced. Spend time at the beginning of the year setting the tone for the rest of the year.
Make positive contact with parents. Means a lot to parents to hear good things.
There will be rough days.
Beg, Borrow, and Steal!
Set aside time to plan. Keep visiting to a minimum.
Professional Development - Blogs, Twitter
Remember - The only love some students receive, is what they receive at school.
Study your content.
YOU have to want to be a GREAT teacher! (Administration can tell)
Small group table
Bulletin boards are for learning. Walls should not be completely covered.