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Rejuvenation phase

The holiday break usually breathes fresh air into the lives and attitudes of first-year teachers (and their veteran colleagues'). January and February become a time for setting aside past problems and rebuilding on past successes.

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Feel refreshed after winter break.

Begin to recognize their accomplishments.

Refocus on curriculum development, long-term planning and teaching strategies.

Celebrate your successes! Refer to your IDP. Collect samples of student work that reflect movement toward your goals.

Take advantage of your renewed energy to work with colleagues to adjust instruction and consider long-term planning issues.

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