New teacher articles

July 10, 2015

Reflecting on this year — and planning for next year

The beginning of summer is a natural time to reflect on your practice as a teacher and look ahead to the new school year.

May 7, 2015

Although end of year looms, there’s still plenty to do

Between report cards, summer projects and cumulative records, there’s a lot to keep in mind in the final months of the school year. 


March 5, 2015

A common-sense approach to homework

For newer teachers, assigning and reviewing homework is yet one more thing to juggle. But developing a reasonable homework policy will help you keep the ball in the air.

January 8, 2015

Taking care of your certification

With the school year half over, now is a good time to take stock of the progress you’re making toward your professional state certification.


November 6, 2014

Tap into support and expertise at your school

Whether you’re a new teacher or just new to your building this year, developing a good working relationship with your colleagues will go a long way toward helping you have a successful year.

September 4, 2014

Set the tone for a successful year

The first few weeks of the school year offer a valuable opportunity to launch new strategies for classroom management. Here are some tips from veteran educators about how to set the tone for a successful year.

June 26, 2014

Summer’s here — now, how should you spend it?

Here are some tips from experienced teachers on how to have a productive summer vacation.

May 15, 2014

Be sure to complete your certification requirements

With summer just around the corner, it’s crucial to meet upcoming deadlines for certification if your current teaching certificate is near its expiration date.

March 27, 2014

Money-saving tips to fill supply gaps

As a new teacher, you may find that your supply reserve is running low as you approach the spring vacation. Fortunately, it’s possible to fill in the gaps without emptying your own wallet — as long as you know where to look.

February 6, 2014

Don’t look now, but it’s time for pre-spring cleaning

With the school year at its halfway point, now can be a good time to take stock of your classroom and do a little pre-spring cleaning. Here are some of the best tips from seasoned teachers about keeping your classroom organized.

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