Some great additional links have been shared in the comments section, so be sure to check them out, too!
This is just a start for a “The Best…” list with advice for new teachers. I’m hoping readers will contribute a lot more resources.
Here are my choices for where you can get The Best Advice For New Teachers:
Ten Alternative Tips for New Teachers is from Nancy Flanagan at Education Week.
12 Tips for New Teachers is from Larry Miller at Rethinking Schools.
10 Great Reads for New Middle Grades Teachers is from John Norton at Middleweb.
Twenty Tidbits for New Teachers is by Lisa Dabbs at Edutopia.
Roxanna Elden is a great writer and author of See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers. Here are some of her excellent articles for new teachers:
And here’s a “bonus”: one for the people who train and support new teachers — Politics Aside–For New Teachers, It’s Still November
Politics Aside–For New Teachers, It’s Still November is by Roxanna Elden. It provides advice on how experienced teachers and administrators can best support new teachers.
New Teacher 911 comes from Middleweb.
Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators is from Edutopia.
Eighty-Six Things I Learned at P.S. 86 is a great guest post by Hallie Fox over at Larry Cuban’s blog. Here are the first eleven:
Be the first class down at fire drills
Take the stairs not the elevator; it does get stuck and your kids will have no teacher
Know Maria (payroll)
Avoid Dunkin Donuts
Speak powerfully – yell only when it really counts
Don’t make promises you can’t keep
Keep your lab-top over the summer (getting it back the first few weeks is a loose term)
Have Jerry’s Number programmed (IT)
Make Normal Fuentes (or another 30 year veteran) your best friend
Ask for help from people you trust; don’t always take their advice
Know the janitors
As I mentioned earlier, I hope you’ll recommend more!
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