Legal Issues Facing New Teachers


legal issuesMost teachers take a “legal issues” class in college, but they face a variety of issues they aren’t prepared for when they begin their teaching career. What you don’t know CAN hurt you if you take the wrong approach to student searches, freedom of speech, and dress code issues. In this webinar for the New Teacher Help community, middle school administrator Shannon Holden showed novices how to protect themselves from legal liability.  Shannon covered a wide range of topics, including cell phones, bullying, allergies, confidentiality, student fights, and much more.

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New Teacher Help is a professional learning community (PLC) that helps new teachers get advice and support, and share experiences about the first years of teaching.  The New Teacher Help PLC is a place where you can post questions, start discussions, and get feedback from experts and peers on the issues and challenges you facing starting out on a career in teaching. Stay connected, share ideas, and get support from other new teachers all across the country.

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