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TeachersTeacher: An instructor, educator or professor who use his or her talents and skills to provide a path by which students learn to be creative, competent citizens.
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Online Books
The New Teacher Book: Finding Purpose, Balance, Hope During your First Year.
The New Teacher's Survival Guide to behavior
The Teacher's Survival Guide: Real Classroom Dilemmas and Practical Solutions.
The Everything New Teacher's Book: Increase Your Confidence, Connect with Your Students and Deal with the Unexpected.
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First Year Tips
1. Find and listen to a mentor.
2. Join a teacher's Union, Association or Federation
3. Be Yourself with the children. They can see through any pretense.
4. Be prepared for the day. Have your lesson well planned and materials ready to use. Always have a plan B ready.
5. Be consistent in your attitudes, lessons, discipline and communications.
6. Expect the unexpected. Situations, environments and discipline can change.
7. Avoid the cliques, gossip and disputes that can emerge in the teacher's lounge.
8. Learn the student's name and some information about each. A good seating chart will help immensely.
9. Work with your fellow teachers and try to get off on a good footing with them. They can be your biggest supporters.
10. Communicate with your parents often. Contact them with both positive and negative reports.
11. Student can pick up quickly on your moods, go in each day with a positive can do attitude.