Dear New Teacher: Tips and advice for beginning educators

What did YOU need to hear as a first-year teacher? What sort of advice would have made the biggest impact on your teaching? Here are tons of great tips and valuable advice for new teachers.

If we think back to our very first year of teaching many of us wish we could have a do-over. The opportunity to take that first class back and teach them again after years of experience. But the truth is that those first years helped shape us into the educator we are today.

And we have learned so much.

So if you could go back in time what would you tell “first-year teacher” you? What do new teachers need to know about lesson planning, classroom management, and integrating technology? And how do new teachers balance that first new job with taking care of their personal wellbeing?

In our weekly Thursday night chat the #Ditchbook community tackled these questions as we shared our best tips and advice for our colleagues just starting this journey.

Scroll down for tips for tons of tips and advice for beginning educators. Also, be sure to check out the full chat curation here.

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Tips and advice for beginning educators

 

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Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events:

  Date Event / Event Details City / More Info
+ 04/28/2020
Montgomery County Intermediate Unit Norristown, PA
+ 06/09/2020
North Alabama Technology Conference Huntsville, AL
+ 06/10/2020
Blended Learning Conference Sevierville, TN
+ 06/11/2020
Summer Digital Learn Conference North Wilkesboro, NC
+ 06/12/2020—06/14/2020
DBC Pirate Con San Diego, CA
+ 06/28/2020—07/01/2020
ISTE Anaheim, CA
+ 12/03/2020
Tennessee Educational Technology Association Conference Murfreesboro, TN