Friday, July 6, 2012

Some First Year Teaching Tips

Teachers are sharing WIT and WISDOM with Deb, at Fabulously First. Her question:

Well, that immediately takes me back to my first year teaching. {I can't believe I started my career as a 6th grade teacher!} So much has changed, but I think my "loving wisdom" would be the same.

First of all, remember that it's a journey.  Don't get overwhelmed with all that you think you should do (especially the first year). You'll grow with experience. Prioritize and focus on what's most important.

Get to know your students' strengths. They will amaze you!

Take time in the beginning of the year to establish a classroom management system. It will take students LOTS of practice, but the time will be well spent. They need (and want) structure in order to learn.

Get ORGANIZED. It will help you survive the first year {and beyond}.

Be a lifelong learner. Take every opportunity you can to grow in your profession. Read, read, read professional books and attend workshops and conferences whenever possible.

And lastly,

Know that you've just started an amazing career and ENJOY it!


  1. Thank you for sharing such great words of wisdom! I am glad you got to link up and your blog is so cute!

    Deb at Fabulously First
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  2. Great advice! Organization saved me more than once those first few years!

    I'm a new follower. :)

    ★ First-Graders from Outer Space ★

  3. Great advice! I just became your 100th follower! Congratulations!

    Totally Terrific Teaching

    1. Thank you! So excited to have 100 followers!


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