Transitioning into a new school. Advice?

Discussion in 'General Education' started by Rhesus, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. Rhesus

    Rhesus Comrade

    Jun 2, 2013
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    Jun 7, 2014

    I've happily accepted a position at a new high school that will be much closer to home than my current gig. I'm replacing a retiree, and I'll be the only teacher of my subject.

    I am a pretty experienced, seasoned teacher at this point, but it has been awhile since I've started at a new school and I am a little jittery. Any advice for starting off right as the new guy?
  3. Hoot Owl

    Hoot Owl Aficionado

    Jan 15, 2008
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    Jun 8, 2014

    Rhesus, you'll be fine! Be friendly, receptive, smile a lot, & don't talk about your old school very much. I've been with newbies before where they couldn't leave their old school behind and some teachers really used it as a gossip attack behind her back.

    Find the school's junk room to get book cases & other stuff you might need.

    Good luck, make your presence be so delightful, that you're missed when you're not there.
  4. CFClassroom

    CFClassroom Connoisseur

    Aug 9, 2008
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    Jun 8, 2014

    Congrats on the new position. With the long hours (at home and at school) a short commute is always a great thing. Does your new school have a website?If so poke around and check out individual teacher websites. That will be a good way to get to know names and some in before meeting people which will help make connections.

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