After all the hard work you've landed your first teaching job. Congratulations! However, now comes the hard part.
You ask yourself, can I really do this? Are the students going to like me? What if they don't listen to me? These are all questions most new teachers ask themselves and these questions are perfectly normal.
Gearing up for the first day of school can be exciting but nerve-racking at the same time. We have created this guide to give you the information and resources you need so that you feel ready and confident for your first independent classroom experience. We have assembled the best of the best articles written by our experienced teachers and educators so think of this guide as your teaching Bible and use it throughout your first year or even your career.
Here you will find tips and strategies for managing your classroom, students and time, talking to parents, writing lesson plans, setting up your room, finding resources as well as getting ready for the first day of school. Use these ideas to help educate yourself and your students.
Not only will you acquire the knowledge to help you succeed throughout the school year but your students learn better as well. When a teacher is well-organized and has a firm control of his or her classroom, the students respect that authority and benefit more from the instructional time.