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[Ask an Educator] Advice for New Teachers

[Ask an Educator] Advice for New Teachers

The start of a new school year is always a bit nerve-wracking, but it can be extra intimidating if you’re stepping into the classroom for the first time as an educator. Hind-sight is 20/20, so we decided to ask the experts for some insight on how to make the school year, whether it’s your first year teaching or your 100th, amazing. We turned to our amazing network of educators on Facebook and Twitter and asked: What advice would you give yourself as a new teacher?

Over 60 teachers answered, but here are a few of our favorite responses:

Time spent building relationships is time well-spent

Make time to take care of yourself

Perfection is not the goal

Hold on to the good moments

Math and reading aren’t the only important things you teach


Set expectations early, but don’t forget grace

Find a mentor

Trust your gut and don’t dwell on mistakes

Every day is a fresh start

Respect your own time

Don’t reinvent the wheel

Pick your battles wisely

Give opportunity

Be comfortable leaving things unfinished

Be sure to check out the threads to see all the awesome advice teachers shared with us! Be sure to follow us on social for more weekly questions and the chance to win fun prizes.

Looking for more teaching tips? Check out our blog 6 Classroom Strategies You Can Implement Today to Motivate Students.