New teacher orientation starts tomorrow

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  1. Kelster95

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    New teacher orientation starts tomorrow and I am nervous but excited! Any advice to make the most of what will be an overload of information?
     
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    People are going to e excited to meet you...first day tends o be a bit social despite all the meetings as everyone is seeing each other all at once after the summer...smile, be positive, find a friend...it's all good! Enjoy and congrats!
     
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    Relax, don't feel like you have to memorize everything, be friendly. Take notes, ask questions or write them down to ask later. Don't get discouraged - it will all come in time and there are people to help you.
     
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    My new teacher orientation was mostly information about insurance, calling in sick, how to use Power School, login information, etc. If yours is like that, I would suggest taking notes, and filing handouts so you can easily reference them later.

    Even if it's really boring, and other people are playing on their devices or talking, try your best to remain professional and pay attention. Also, stay positive. There are probably going to be some negative, whiny people, but try not to be one of them. :)
     
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    I agree with the above! Also, dress professionally, some people may wear jeans, but you will see lots of district people and they will notice who is dressed professionally and who is not. Try to find other new teachers from your school, then you can ask each other questions when you need to.
     
  7. Kelster95

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    Thanks for the advice! Tomorrow is orientation at my school and Tuesday is district technology and curriculum training, my district has 60+ schools so hopefully I will be able to find people from my school Tuesday after I meet them tomorrow.
     
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    Congrats, enjoy yourself and ditto on the previous posters! It's such an exciting day a whirlwind of information and the beginning of an exciting journey!
     
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    You've gotten great advice! Enjoy! Let us know how it goes!
     
  10. LFERGUS

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    New Teachers

    I remember my first challenging years of teaching and I think back to the books that were helpful to me at the time. Most of the books had something good to offer but were pedantic reads, for the most part.

    I know of a wonderful Kindle ebook about teachers that should be required reading for all beginner teachers.

    Please read "Public School Teachers ... an Inside Look" by Lewis A. Ferguson. The ebook is a collection of short, short stories that bring all the aspects of teaching to life in a visceral way. I wish it had been available when I began teaching.

    Good luck and best wishes.
     
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    It went really well. There was about 3 hours of meeting time spread out a bit and time to look through IEPs and get my space set up! Everyone I met was very nice and helpful!
     
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    Happy it went so well. Nice and helpful is always good to get you into the swing of things!
     

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