How can I make the most
of my first year of teaching?
The first year of teaching is a challenging
and emotional experience for many new teachers. Researchers at the Santa
Cruz New Teacher Project have found that the experiences of beginning
teachers tend to fall into predictable phases.*
You may find yourself experiencing
some of the same highs and lows of the teachers who contributed to this
study. The suggestions in the chart are meant to help you capitalize on
the enthusiasms and successes you will experience throughout the year and
respond to the challenges all beginning teachers face.
Check out the following emotional
stages that roughly correspond to...
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*Moir, E. (1999). The stages
of a teacher’s first year. In Scherer, M. (Ed.). A better beginning:
Supporting and mentoring new teachers, 11-26. Alexandria, VA:
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.