Advice for starting teachers
Tips from the Pros provides a venue for member-to-member dialogue. Professionally Speaking invites teachers to participate by offering their philosophical perspectives and practical advice for day-to-day life on the job.
This issue's question:
What's your best advice for someone starting out as a teacher this year?
Here are some of the responses we received.
Be prepared and then some.
Be interested in and friendly towards your students.
Ask for help
Don't be afraid to ask for help.
Take time to do professional reading, including Professionally Speaking
- there's good advice there.
Take time for you
Make sure that you schedule time in every week just for you - go to the
gym, have dinner with friends, take a walk.
Members whose responses are selected for publication receive a gift.