DEEP DIVE / New Teachers

New Teacher Survival Guide

Being a new teacher can be overwhelming. But we’re here to help! Though it might feel like you need to learn everything at once (and right away!), take a minute to breathe. Look at the guiding questions below and see which one speaks to you the most. Start with the area where you feel like you need the most help.

Not sure where to get started? Browse and see what interests you. Remember that the best teachers are always learning and that you have time to learn, experiment, reflect, and adjust.

Let’s dive in and start learning!

Essential Questions

Ready to learn more about being a new teacher? Start by exploring these questions or dive into the resource further below. Have your own questions you’d like to ask? Make sure to check out the Q&A.

Video Lounge: Stepping Back & Observing Group Work

In this video, Sarah Brown Wessling’s students work in groups on a writing project. Watch how Sarah takes a backseat role while her students collaborate and think about how she set students up for success. Add your thoughts and see what your colleagues are saying.

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Video Lounge: Setting Students Up for Productive Group Work

In this video, Sarah Brown Wessling’s students are preparing to work in groups on a writing project. Watch how Sarah gives students directions as a way to prepare them for successful collaboration. Add your thoughts and see what your colleagues are saying.

For more interactive videos for New Teachers, click here.

Back to School Starter Packs

Are you preparing for your very first year of teaching? Our Back to School Starter Packs are filled with resources to help you get started. Check out the packs for tips on setting up your classroom space, developing your class culture, planning lessons, and taking care of yourself.

Need more help? Ask us! Tch is a community that is made richer by everyone’s contributions. We’re all here to help!

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New Teacher Survival Guide, ClassRoom Management, Differentiating are the three videos I have chosen. Jackie Coffer

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