Most 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.
New teachers have an incredible amount of demands placed on their time. One way to save time is to use teaching resources that have already been made to teach the concepts you want to teach.
Webinar presenter, Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal at Republic Middle School, MO, regularly speaks to groups of teachers and mentors across the country. Through these experiences, he has found that one topic continues to be at the forefront – classroom management.
The number one challenge facing you as a novice teacher is the process of establishing yourself as the “authority figure” in your classroom. Unfortunately, implementing your discipline plan the wrong way actually undermines your authority!
In this edWeb.net New Teacher Help webinar, middle school administrator Shannon Holden introduced the best sources for teaching tips on Twitter.
edWeb community, New Teacher Help, held this webinar on apps for all teachers interested in harnessing the power of technology to their advantage.
Preservice preparation often prepares student teachers inadequately for the realities of teaching. New teachers can receive much-needed support by connecting with practicing teachers and building a support network BEFORE they enter the classroom.
The practice of Co-Teaching or Team Teaching was at one time only used to help special education teachers. As time passed, it was discovered that Co-Teaching helped teachers in ALL settings.
Novice teachers are put in a precarious position when it comes to assigning homework to their students – their veteran mentors tell them to load students down with it, while research shows that there is little (if any) educational benefit to assigning homework.