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How to Mentor New Teachers During COVID-19

By Andrew Hawk Teachers who are new to the field rely on mentor teachers to help them tread water during their first couple of years of teaching. Some states go so far as to train and compensate veteran teachers to … Continue reading

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First Steps: Three Tips for Building Positive Relationships with Your Students’ Parents

By Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College) Relationships with students’ parents can feel overwhelming, especially for new teachers. You were taught how to teach kids. But probably … Continue reading

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How Veteran Teachers Can Support New Teachers at the Beginning of the School Year

By Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College) You’ve been teaching for a while. You’re comfortable in your shoes as a teacher, and you understand how to develop … Continue reading

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6 Strategies for Introverted Teachers

By Andrew Hawk Teachers’ motivations for becoming professional educators usually follow one of several themes. Some people love working with young people. Others love learning, maybe even a specific subject, and want to share their knowledge with others. Many teachers … Continue reading

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Ten Things I Wish I Had Known When I Was a Preservice Teacher

By Andrew Hawk Years ago, I attended a multiple-day workshop on how to mentor first-year teachers. A large portion of the training called on the participants to reflect on their first year of teaching. We (there were about thirty of … Continue reading

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