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You are working with a new teacher. How do you help them build their toolbox of classroom management strategies and find their teacher voice?

Feb 11, 2014 4:00pm

  • Coaching


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    • Feb 13, 2014 11:21am

      I have used different strategies from with great success. I often recommend that the new teachers I work with check it out and then I follow up by modeling the strategies in their classrooms with them.

      • Feb 15, 2014 3:36pm

        The teacher voice should be low to medium. If the teacher begins using a loud voice, the students will get louder.

        • Feb 24, 2014 8:36am


          I would introduce a new teacher to social media. There are so many outlets to gain knowledge, make connections, and develop a voice online in the comfort of their home. There are endless chats based on subject matter, location, and education interest. Twitter especially is a great place to connect with hundreds of educators to learn classroom management and instructional strategies. In my own career, I've made numerous connections and gained so much because social media allows educators to learn 24/7 while still wearing pajamas!


          • Feb 26, 2014 9:41am

            Co-teaching has been particularly effective. Offer to help in the classroom and find ways to model strategies that you don't see the teacher demonstrating yet. Then meet afterwords and reflect on what worked and which strategies the teacher might try using her own voice and style. When the teacher is ready to try it out, be there to provide feedback and to reflect afterward. It won't take long for a new teacher to adopt something new and to figure out how to make it his/her own.