New York Teacher Archive: New Teacher

February 5, 2015

Speech teacher a ‘lifelong learner’

Abigail Wray, a speech teacher at PS 230 in Kensington, Brooklyn, relishes the unique challenge of working with 30 students across grades 2–5.

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.


December 4, 2014

Wait for the joy

Every new teacher will go through myriad emotions as they set out on their journeys. But it is joy that new teachers should wait for with bated breath.

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.

October 2, 2014

Varied experiences made teaching a natural choice

What happens when a baseball coach, a sailor and an electrician walk into a classroom? Just ask Brad Alter, a 6th-grade special education teacher at Spring Creek Community School in East New York.

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.

June 5, 2014

Figuring out what works

Karen Lew, a second-year social studies teacher at IS 125 in Woodside, has created a hands-on curriculum that meets the needs of her self-contained classes.

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.

April 17, 2014

The ABCs of a first-year teacher

Interesting word definitions, based on the perspective of a teacher in her first year on the job.

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