First Year Success!

Tips on making it through your first year

Did you know?

Within the first five years, 40% of all new teachers quit.

Strategies for Success

  • Icebreakers/ Make your students feel comfortable around you
  • Be prepared to make changes/ go with the flow of the class
  • Be positive
  • Remember each student is an individual
  • Have a lesson plan prepared in advance/know the content
  • Take notes/advice
  • Communicate with fellow teachers and faculty

Additional steps to a successful first year

Remember that you are not alone!

You will survive!

It will be a bumpy road, but you will make it through. You will be able to reflect on what worked and what didn't' and will be given a second chance to try again next year. Always remember why you chose to teach, and be proud that you made it!