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  1. haleyyarbrough

    haleyyarbrough New Member

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    What is the most important thing a new teacher can do to have a successful first year?
     
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  3. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

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    Stay organized, know what you have to teach, and respect your students. OK...that's three things, but I think they work together. Oh, and try to enjoy yourself!
     
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    dovian Comrade

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    Ask for help.

    Then close your door and choose the advice that you think will work for you.

    And do your best to handle your own discipline problems. You'll get more respect from kids and colleagues that way.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Teach the content in ways that facilitate understanding for your students.

    Manage behaviors in positive ways.
     
  6. Mrs. K.

    Mrs. K. Enthusiast

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    And your own homework...:rolleyes:
     
  7. YoungTeacherGuy

    YoungTeacherGuy Phenom

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    Two words: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT!!!

    Your students should know the rules and consequences, but they should also be aware of incentives for good behavior.

    Part of having good classroom management is setting routines. If the kids know what to do from the moment they walk into the classroom each morning, you'll save so much time throughout the school day. I call it "banking minutes." If I save time having to TALK TALK TALK, we have time at the end of the day to do fun things like art! Your classroom should run like a well-oiled machine!

    Finally, don't be afraid to set high expectations! They (your students) won't let you down!

    Best wishes!!! :hugs:
     
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    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    :lol:
     
  9. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    You are killing me. :D:lol::spitwater::rofl::toofunny:
     

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