Friday, July 06, 2012

New Teacher Advice

I am linking up with Deb Thomas from  Fabulously First to spread some great advice to new teachers. I loved this idea! I can remember having my first teaching job and feeling like a deer in headlights! I thought I knew it all (at least I pretended I did). I've learned a lot over the past few years. I am now starting my 15th year of teaching so I thought I would sum up my advice with the following:

The 4 "Be's" For a New Teacher

Be Flexible....most days will not go as planned...most days you will not get everything in.

Be Able To Take Advice....Don't be the know it all that won't, listen, & be polite.    
 (You don't have to actually follow the advice).

Be A Sponge...Soak in every bit of knowledge from those around you...learn from those more experienced and tweak to your own style...pair yourself up with someone and learn, learn, learn. There's nothing better than teaming up.

BE ON TIME!... Don't make a bad image by being late for work, meetings (including team meetings). Being late is the quickest way to get on "The List"...if you know what I mean.


  1. Thank you Pam!!! I am pinning the linky party on Pinterest to get more new teachers to participate! Thank you for sharing and linking up!

    Deb at Fabulously First
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  2. Great new teacher tips! Will definitely share with my upcoming student teacher.

  3. Hi- I am your newest follower. Found you on Fourth Grade Friends...and saw we both did the same Linky with Deb over at Fabulously First.
    Hop on over to my blog if you get a chance and check it out.

    Tales from a 4th (and 5th) Grade Teacher

  4. Thanks Patti, I'll head on over to your blog. :) Thanks for following me....

  5. Great tips! I am a new follower.

    First Grade @ Storybook Cafe

  6. Great advice! I feel like the 4 Bs should be posted in every teachers' lounge.

    ★ First-Graders from Outer Space ★

  7. Hi Pam! I really like your advice for new would be great to share with interns as well. In fact, it's pretty good advice for all of us! I just found your blog and am your newest follower (Yeah for #150!) I would love for you to visit back. Have a great day.

  8. As a new teacher and new follower, I LOVE this advice. Thanks so much. Look forward to learning more from you!

    Stickers and Stamps

  9. Thanks for your new teacher advice! I will be a new teacher this year and have enjoyed reading all of the words of wisdom from the expert teachers!

    Glad to have found your blog!

    That's So Second Grade

  10. I'm glad you all liked the advice..even us veteran teachers need to read them again to refresh! :)

  11. OMG! Be on time!! Such a huge issue in my school. It is so important because one teacher being late has a trickle down effect!

    I'm a new follower! I hope you'll check out my manly kindergarten blog!

    Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten


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