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Thriving as a New or Guest Teacher Part 1: You’re a Teacher Now! What’s Next?

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Presented by Tom Hierck, Educator and Author; and Alex Kajitani, Educator and Author

Sponsored by Solution Tree

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If you’re a new teacher (or about to be), or you support new teachers, then this edWebinar is for you! Join acclaimed educators Tom Hierck and Alex Kajitani for an engaging and insightful look at exactly how you can set yourself up for success this school year and avoid some of the biggest mistakes new teachers make—all while caring for yourself. Regardless of how you have arrived at this teaching job, you’ll leave with real tools and strategies that you can implement immediately to be a highly effective teacher who loves what they do.

Attend this session to learn how to:

  • Set up your classroom for maximum success
  • Build powerful relationships with your students and colleagues
  • Manage your classroom with confidence
  • Stop behavior issues before they arise and know how to respond when they do

This edWebinar will be of interest to PreK-12 teachers. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Register for the rest of this edWebinar series:
Thriving as a New or Guest Teacher Part 2: Setting Up for a Successful Year
Thriving as a New or Guest Teacher Part 3: Supporting Beginning Teachers

Tom Hierck

About the Presenters

Tom Hierck has been an educator since 1983 in a career that has spanned all grade levels and many roles in public education. His experiences as a teacher, an administrator, a district leader, a department of education project leader, and an executive director have provided a unique context for his education philosophy. Tom has presented to schools and districts across North America with a message of celebration for educators seeking to make a difference in the lives of students.

Alex Kajitani

Alex Kajitani holds the title of California Teacher of the Year and has been a top-four finalist for National Teacher of the Year. Alex’s journey—from frustrated new teacher to White House honoree—is one he now shares with educators across the country. He tells refreshingly honest stories of what it truly takes to succeed as a teacher (especially a new teacher) today and interweaves these stories with proven strategies that can be implemented the very next day to make an immediate impact.

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Solution Tree


Since 1998, Solution Tree has worked to empower educators. We share your vision to transform education to ensure learning for all, and we can help you make this vision a reality. No other professional learning company provides our unique blend of research-based, results-driven services that improve learning outcomes for students.

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