My friend Sheila just posted some great news on Facebook: her daughter was offered a job teaching third grade in the fall. What an incredible feat in today's job market, with schools cutting jobs left and right. (I can't even think about my budget for September) Anyway, that news gave me my next posting: resources for new teachers. I have also given this topic its own page so I can be updating it regularly. Best of luck to you for taking on the hardest job that you'll really love!!
50 Best Blogs for Brand New Teachers
50 Fantastic Resources for New Teachers
101 Things for the First Three Weeks
Beginning Teachers Chatboard- from Teachers.net
The First Days of School -Harry Wong's Site
Management Tips for New Teachers -NEA's Site
Most Important Skills for a New Teacher- post by K. Jarrett, who is a K-4 technology teacher
New Middle Grade Teachers- from middleweb.com
New Teacher Resource Coaching Center- created by ESL teacher Dorit Sasson, the site has many tips and booklets for download.
New Teacher Resources- small list
New Teacher Survival Central- from blogs to basics to classroom tools; Discovery Education site
Newbies- from TeachersFirst.com
Positive Discipline Strategies Yield Quick Results- 5- minute video from Edutopia:
Preparing for the First Day-includes a survival kit, ideas; from Education World
Preservice & New Teacher Resources- from the National Science Teachers Association
Resources, Tools and Tips for New Teachers- from Scholastic.com; includes tips, printables, helpline and survival guide.
Survival Guide for New Teachers- from the U. S. Department of Education
A "Survival Kit" for New Teachers- from Education World
Teachermentors.com- lots of free information
Teachers' Network- covers Back to School Night, opening activities and parent-teacher conferences.Teachervision's New Teacher Resources- comprehensive list includes, Slideshows of Advice, Beginning of the School Year, The Classroom, Dealing with Homework, Teacher-Parent Relationships, Classroom Notes, Passes, Forms and much more.
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