‘Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions’: 5 Tips For New Teachers

Those new to the teaching profession sometimes look to Twitter for helpful tips There is even a popular hashtag on the social media website called #newteacherjourney. One piece of advice given is to develop routines from the get go. Another advises to connect with your pupils on a personal level. The third tip says to accept that you won’t have answers right away. The fourth suggestion is to find a strong mentor. Finally, new teachers should look for ways to unwind after a long day.

Key Takeaways:

  • Check your biases to make sure you are not judging a student according to race, appearance, or other factors.
  • Use a journal to chronicle the areas in which you struggle and work out ways to resolve these issues.
  • Being a new teacher can be overwhelming, so take time to relax and care for yourself.

“Once you have a vision of how your classroom should run and you have a vision of things that you do not want to see?and actions you’ll take if you see them?you want to make sure that your rule is uniform across the board.”

Read more: http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2018/08/5_tips_for_new_teachers.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news2&M=58578827&U=2711379

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