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PS Poll

Wise Words

Start your teaching career off right with these Top 10 tips for new teachers, courtesy of our latest OCT poll.

  1. Get to know your students & how they learn.
  2. Establish rules early, & be consistent.
  3. Find a mentor.
  4. Expect to make mistakes.
  5. Let students know you expect them to succeed.
  6. Add humour throughout your lesson.
  7. If you can't answer a student's question, acknowledge it.
  8. Teach active listening from day one.
  9. Quickly learn & use student names.
  10. Set long-term goals for the year.