Friday, August 23, 2013

Resources for New Teachers

There is nothing like your first year of teaching.  It's exciting and scary at the same time.  You have all these great ideas.  And some of them get implemented and some of them don't and most often it's because we only have 24 hours in a day.  And during that time we have to eat, sleep and teach.  Sometimes it feels like that's all we're doing!  But here's the thing, you don't have to reinvent the wheel and not every great idea needs to originate with you.  People are sharing ideas at an ever increasing pace, so here are a FEW to help you on your way.  Don't overwhelm yourself by looking at them all.  Just pick one and then follow that strand.  Remember, it's ok if you don't know (and do) everything right now.

  • Visit 10 Digital Resources For New Teachers and find a variety resources to help manage your class and your time.
  • If you use Twitter, consider following #ntchat (new teacher chat). Learn more from the founder Lisa Dabbs.
  • Check out Edutopia's page on New Teacher Support.  They pull from a bunch of different blogs to offer you the best of what's out there.