Veteran teachers know that routines are set procedures and practices they use frequently to help organize their classroom. When new teachers come into the classroom for the first time, they may learn to use classroom-management routines for taking attendance or having students distribute materials. In
Support your novice teachers in times of uncertainty
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There is no lesson plan or script for moving us forward in these uncertain times. As we learn how to connect with our students and families in new ways, we also need to pay attention to our most vulnerable colleagues.
As a mentor
Our last blogpost introduced characteristics of the new cohort of educators that is joining the teaching workforce this year: Gen Z. In that post, we revealed easy ways to attract, retain, develop, and engage this global generation of teachers. Here follow a few more Z-friendly
I began my first year as a literacy coach in multiple elementary buildings in the fastest-growing district in the state of Missouri. That meant we had a large amount of new teachers and it also meant I had to say ‘no’ to coaching more seasoned
A new academic year is about to start. Data shows (Tulgan, 2013) an increasing number of Gen Z teachers, the first truly global and digital educators, will be joining schools’ weakened pipelines. Are you and your school ready to include them in your staff-line up?
Look who’s joining school cultures!
A new generation has just started or is about to join the teaching crew: Generation Z. They bring with them their own beliefs, perceptions, and values affecting the way things are done. Getting ready to welcome them aboard may reduce culture
S = Say something positive. New teachers usually focus on what they are doing wrong. They feel the challenges and know the struggles. When you give an authentic compliment, it shows you are noticing what they are doing right. We all want to hear something
It took novices to end 108 years of futility.
The Chicago Cubs finally won a World Series. Their talented young players did not know they weren’t supposed to win. Half of the Cubs starting position players are under the age of 25.
A group of veteran players
It’s time for the school year to begin. Where are your novice teachers? Did they return to teaching? What are you doing to support novices to stay in teaching?
If you are a teacher, a mentor, or an administrator, you can help more novice teachers stay
Weeks of 16-hour days, endless re-arranging of furniture, and final decisions about bathroom passes and rules for pencil sharpening—all were about to pay off.
I was so tired from spending so much time preparing for my students, I wasn’t even really that nervous on my first