Busy Teacher Shop
Themes Strategies Printables Resources Email

For new teachers! This page will give you some resources that will guide you on your way to establishing your new classroom.  This is an exciting time for you -- setting up your classroom, learning the curriculum, going broke at the teacher supply stores!  I hope this page will be helpful to you! 

Tips for New Teachers:
  • Save your receipts. You might be able to use them on your tax returns.
  • Be as organized as possible.  You can't imagine the paperwork that is waiting for you!
  • Try to establish a relationship with a veteran teacher, one you admire and would feel you could learn a lot from.  In some states, mentors are required.
  • Listen to advice from other teachers. You may have been trained well in college and feel you are prepared for the classroom --- but your colleagues have many more years experience than you do and know the realities of the classroom.
  • Ignore the negative teachers -- the naysayers.  Yes, you will see many of these people in throughout your career. 
  • Join any book clubs or other professional communities active in your school.
  • Try to attend professional development workshops provided by your school or district (or beyond).
  • Try to keep a journal or blog of your first year of teaching.  It's a great way to reflect on your experiences.

More tips coming soon.....

Back to School Information Recommended Books for new teachers Classroom Management


About | Terms | Guestbook | Site Map
Busy Teacher's Cafe, All Rights Reserved
Site design by Broken Box Designs