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Anticipation phase

The Anticipation phase begins during student teaching and usually continues through the time the school year starts. It is a time of excitement and anxiety.

Beginning teachers typically... You might...

Begin the year with enthusiasm and a great deal of energy.


Have a romanticized and idealistic view of what it will mean to teach.

Begin to identify different sources and types of support you can draw on throughout the year.

Become familiar with the faculty, policies and procedures in the school. The orientation handbook tool can help you organize this information.

Begin to establish routines, initial lesson plans, learning environments, etc.

Begin to work with your principal on developing your Individualized Development Plan (IDP), which will establish your professional goals for the year.

Begin preparing a preliminary management plan.

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