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Survival phase

For the first month of school or so, beginning teachers are on a fast-learning track. They find themselves dealing with all kinds of problems they did not anticipate, and they feel like they are having to give up the time they used to have for their personal lives.

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Feel overwhelmed by the amount of work that is required, particularly in developing curriculum.

Ask for help!

Initiate professional conversations with a mentor or colleagues around topics such as planning, getting to know students, assessments and record keeping, etc.


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