Spotlight on Tips for New Teachers

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Education Week's Spotlight on Tips for New Teachers brings together a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors. These articles, written by members of the Teacher Leaders Network for, offer insights on:

  • Starting off strong in the first days of school
  • Setting up your classroom
  • Managing grading and parent communication
  • Establishing student behavior guidelines
  • Organizing the learning environment
  • Creating classroom rules
  • Building supportive relationships
  • Understanding the school culture
  • Keeping a positive outlook

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

Arrive early, show pride, give students your all, and other words of wisdom from veteran teacher Cindi Rigsbee.
July 28, 2008 – Teacher (Web)

Students are far more aware of their teachers' style and approach than you may think, and their perspective can be valuable, says Laurie Wasserman.
September 17, 2008 – Teacher (Web)

Veteran teacher Jane Fung looks back on her first years in teaching and thinks of all the things she wishes she had known then.
August 5, 2008 – Teacher (Web)

How does the organizationally-challenged teacher ward off overwhelming classroom clutter? Veteran teacher Cossondra George shares 10 "stolen" secrets that help her and her students stay focused on learning.
December 3, 2008 – Teacher

Veteran teacher Anthony Cody shares tips on classroom management. Second in a series of tips for new teachers.
August 21, 2007 – Teacher (Web)

Classroom management doesn't have to mean projecting a grim presence in the first months of school, says Kathie Marshall.
September 18, 2007 – Teacher (Web)

Members of the Teacher Leaders Network share advice on getting over New Teacher Shock Syndrome. Second in a series of tips for new teachers.
August 29, 2007 – Teacher (Web)

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