New Teacher Tips

I was looking for ides and tips for new teachers for a project I am working on. Check out this article: Teaching Secrets: Take Charge of Your Classroom. Here's a summary of a few of the bullet points:

  • What happens on the first day will happen on the last day.
  • You are the king or queen of your room.
  • Dress the part; act the part; speak the part.
  • Do not discuss your private life with your students.
  • Realize that you are a public figure.
  • Let go of your need to be liked.

Sandra Pottieger found these two good articles for new teachers from the site of

"It's all about Respect"


"Best Discipline is Good Curriculum"

Another one Sandra shared that looks pretty interesting:

111 Brass Tacks for Beginning K-12 Teachers by William Watson Purkey and Patrick Edward Davis.

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