Thursday, August 4, 2011

Advice for New Teachers

I really like this Linky Party.  Fun In Fourth would like to share advice with new teachers.  As an “old” teacher, I feel like I also learn a lot from a “new” teacher, or maybe I’m just reminded of some things—like the wonderful enthusiasm they bring with them and the “I’m going to turn this whole education system around” attitude.  I remember thinking that this school is not going to know what hit them when they see what I can do.  Well, after day 2 or 3 I was feeling a bit defeated and even more overwhelmed. 

My advice—

1)  Don’t sweat the small stuff.  Don’t freak out if you forget  to send out report cards on Thursday and you send them home a day late, your forget to call a parent, your late for specials—again, or you had to be reminded everyday this week you need to do attendance. 

2)  Make sure you greet each child each morning with a smile.  You will be amazed at how YOU set the pace.

3)  Follow your instincts.

4)  Be VERY nice and make friends with the people who actually run the school—the custodians, the secretary, receptionist, and attendance clerk. 

5)  Don’t give up and KEEP GOING!  At least 22 little people are super excited that you are there!

Good Luck!

Together for Our Kids,



Cindy Foreman said...

Denise thank you for linking up! Your advice is great!! Thank you so much for sharing! I love #5 I remember as a new teacher there were days I just wanted to give up and thinking about letting those little people down kept me going.

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