Spotlight on Teacher Tips for the New Year

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On Teacher Tips for the New Year

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The Education Week Spotlight on Teacher Tips for the New Year is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors including:

  • Planning for the new school year
  • Staying motivated and focused
  • Suggestions for starting the school year smoothly and productively
  • Tips for learning about culturally diverse students in your classroom
  • Effective communication with parents
  • Strategies for improving old lesson plans
  • How veteran teachers can help new teachers

A great value! You get eight articles with tips from experienced teachers in one downloadable PDF.

Educator Larry Ferlazzo offers his new school-year resolutions, ranging from a commitment to have more fun in his classroom to observing his colleagues in theirs.
August 4, 2010 – Teacher (Web)

English teacher Gail Tillery offers eight suggestions for retaining your passion for teaching.
June 16, 2010 – Teacher (Web)

Teacher mentor Jane Ching Fung says that seemingly small gestures from experienced colleagues can mean a lot to new teachers.
August 26, 2009 – Teacher (Web)

Marsha Ratzel, a middle school math and science teacher, provides 10 key tips for new educators before getting started in the classroom.
May 5, 2010 – Teacher (Web)

What is the most effective path for working with students whose culture is different from yours? Educator Elena Aguilar shares her ideas.
July 14, 2010 – Teacher (Web)

Coleen Armstrong, author of The Truth About Teaching: What I Wish the Veterans Had Told Me, answers readers' questions on back-to-school preparation. First of three parts.
July 24, 2007 – Teacher

Middle school math and science teacher Marsha Ratzel shares her process for re-crafting lessons for next year.
July 7, 2010 – Teacher (Web)

High school teacher Kenneth J. Bernstein offers one way to keep the communication lines open between teachers, parents, and students.
June 23, 2010 – Teacher (Web)

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