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Veteran Educators Give Their Best Advice for New Teachers

Veteran Educators Give Their Best Advice for New Teachers

While a new teacher may feel prepared to start a teaching career, there are a few things that one just can’t learn ahead of time. It can take some experience to figure out what works best in the classroom and with each group of students.

We recently asked veteran teachers on our Facebook page to tell us their best advice for new teachers. Here are some of their responses:

1. “Treat all students fairly and listen to them!” – Jolene H.

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2. “You can’t do everything yourself. Do not fear seeking help with anything.” – Phillip M.

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3. “Do your best, and when you know better, do better.” – Jamie R.

4. “Set fair rules and stick to them.” – Elizabeth D.

5. “[Every] day is a new day to make a difference. Forget any frustrations and start the new day with a positive attitude and you will succeed.” – Erin H.

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6. “Teach your students to question. Allow them the experience of learning and sharing their knowledge. Be the guide, not the answer.” – Diane M.

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7. “Love your children, no matter how difficult it is at times.” – Myra F. 

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8. “Work with your coworkers!” – Ashley S.

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9. “Find a mentor or retired teacher to share your fears, problems and concerns. Above all be confident and love what you do. All children can learn, know the special talent in each of your students.” – Laural A.

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10. “Patience!” – John B.

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Do you have any advice that you would give to a new teacher? Share with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and be on the lookout for more blog posts, advice, and giveaways!