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New Teachers

This is a group for new teachers with questions, stories, and answers about the profession. Share your experiences and give encouragement. Veterans of course are welcome! We need your help as well!

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Latest Activity: Oct 4

Helpful Links

I'll try to keep this page updated with items I find geared towards new teachers. There are a lot of resources out there. Feel free to link some yourself on the discussion page below or in a blog post of your own!

Edutopia's group: Bridges: The First Years of Practice

I recommend reading just about everything this website puts out, but their new teacher's group has a few nice little posts specifically geared to us newbies.

If you're involved in any sort of language art-related subject area, you need to check out which is run by NCTE. It has a ton of wonderful free resources for use.

Discussion Forum

First Scope and Sequence- help!

Started by Elizabeth Doye Jul 10, 2012. 0 Replies

I am going into my first year of teaching and feel lost on where to start with my scope and sequence.  I am blessed to have the liberty to create my own and tailor it to the needs of my class but am…Continue

Tags: Education, Chidhood, Early, year, first

What Strengths Do You Have?

Started by Steve J. Moore. Last reply by christina bennett Feb 17, 2012. 5 Replies

I always like to start with positive thinking. Coming back to what I feel like students or groups do best helps gear them up to move forward.What is something that you do well, despite being new to…Continue

Tags: reflection, discussion, strengths, skills, teacher

Streaming advice from voices on Twitter for New Teachers

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Comment by Nyssa Giangregorio on September 28, 2013 at 2:53pm

Hello Everyone, I am a student at the University of Mary Washington. I'm studying English and Secondary Education. I'm still unsure what grade I'd like to focus on, maybe 6th or 7th, but I want to remain flexible. I begin my student teaching process next fall. I'm very excited! I still have many concerns but I hope to learn a lot from joining this group.

Comment by Lisa Michelle Dabbs on April 19, 2012 at 11:22pm

New Teachers: Be sure to stop by this group! There are 171 peeps available to mentor and support you for FREE. Virtual mentors can be just as supportive as f2f ones. You can skype, hang-out, text or FB with a virtual mentor and the support can be powerful! Let me know if you connect with a mentor!

I also am the founder of a successful chat on Twitter: New Teacher Chat #ntchat here is the info Would be great to have you join us!

Comment by Alison Anteau on May 23, 2011 at 7:57pm
Hi, everyone!  I'm very excited to start my brand new job in the fall as an 8th grade LA teacher.  I'm already trying to come up with plans.  I am going to focus on classroom management first, since I know it is key to a smoothly run classroom.  Any helpful hints and resources are greatly appreciated.  I'm currently reading Wormeli's "Day One and Beyond" and the Wong's "First Days of School."
Comment by Rossel Mulaire on April 6, 2011 at 11:36am

Good morning.....calling all teachers, students, colleagues, etc...

I sincerely apologize if any of you are receiving this message more than once. We are trying to reach as many teachers/students as possible around the world. It's possible that you're a member of more than one of the groups I have joined. My apologies!

My name is Rossel Mulaire. I am a Canadian teacher who has been living and working in Monterrey, Mexico since 2004. For the past two years, I have been teaching 8th and 9th grade Social Studies/World History. My other responsibilities include being our school's Model United Nation's advisor and Social Studies Department Head. I have taught many different grade levels (first through tenth grades), in Canada, South Korea, and Mexico.

I recently started a little project on Twitter with my 8th and 9th graders, tweeting daily about historical facts and events, sort of like a "this day in history". We are wondering if you'd be able to give out our twitter address to students and teachers. Not only wherever you find yourselves now, but anywhere else you may have contacts. We see this as a great way to teach and appreciate history, bit by bit, one small step at a time. We are trying to use technology to reach more students, and to open dialogue with students and teachers around the world.

If you are in a position to help us, please do so by JOINING US ON TWITTER and by sending our twitter address to students and colleagues, past and present. Ask them to follow our many daily tweets. At the moment, we are tweeting about historical events and facts from around the world. We'd love to see students commenting on our tweets, and also, by adding to our project by posting historical content from their respected countries.

We are hoping to hear from teachers and students from all  parts of the world! The students are keeping a record of the various countries following us! Please help out by following us. The more people (students, teachers, family members, etc) we have following us, the more excited the students get. This excitement then becomes a motivator to continue! Help us make learning about history a little more interesting!

Our  twitter address is:

Please feel free to contact me anytime. I'd be happy to answer any questions or doubt you may have.

Rossel Mulaire

Colegio Euroamericano,

8th and 9th grade Social Studies teacher

Social Studies Department Head and Model United Nations Advisor

Comment by Tanisha Champagne on March 24, 2011 at 12:30pm
I was wondering if anyone knew how to create CBA for 4th grade social studies? I am struggling just wrapping my head around this.
Comment by Tanisha Champagne on March 11, 2011 at 8:46pm
Hi everyone I am a student at SPU working in the Curriculum & Instruction program.  I am looking for ways in which I can introduce my students to learning with technology.  The majority of my students have little experience using computers and do not have access to them at home.  Do you have any project ideas that you have used?
Comment by Samir Fatani on July 28, 2010 at 1:38pm
"To Sir with love" part I and II are very good films for teachers. An inspirational story for new teachers.
Comment by PORNKAMON BENPAD on July 26, 2010 at 1:43pm
Hi everyone, I'm a student in elementary education and working with my thesis about a learning network.>>> i'm poor experience but i expect more from this site for my little students in the future. ^^
Comment by Nathan Grimm on June 25, 2010 at 1:45pm
I just wanted to mention #ntchat on Twitter for everyone here. A lot of educators sharing resources for new teachers. Also, here's another great list of new teacher resources.
Comment by Jennifer Tartaglione on May 26, 2010 at 10:09pm
Hi Everybody, glad I found this site. I'm a student teacher right now and am really excited to connect with other new teachers. I'm teaching at an inner city middle school in Los Angeles. So far its been challenging but a lot of fun. Hope to connect with you all soon :D

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