Call for Advice for New Teachers
[Edit: Here is my final compilation of the letters, also available at Drawing on Math]
I have a few friends that are starting to teach this upcoming school year and they emailed me asking for advice. It feels a bit strange being asked for this advice, as I still feel so new myself, but I realize that there is so much that I would want to say to someone starting teaching to help them along what is inevitably a difficult experience. From a quick poll on twitter, I realize that everyone else has so much to say too… and it’s not always the same things! So, with some encouragement from twitter colleagues, I am collecting advice for new teachers.
Please help the first year teachers in the world by writing a letter to a new teacher.
Include advice, anecdotes, resources – whatever you want! It could be as long or as short as you want. I’ll give everyone a little more than a week for submissions, and then I’ll compile the advice in a blog post with links to your blog (which could be a really cool jumping off point for someone trying to join the blogosphere) and also in a document if you have new teachers that you want to just send something.
Just make sure to mention me on twitter with any submissions (@bowmanimal). I’ll compile everything between blog posts and tweets (and @crstn85 will compile blog posts at Drawing on Math’s #matheme page too, so it would be good to add that hashtag too). If you don’t have a blog or twitter, feel free to email me submissions to me – bowman.g.dickson at gmail dot com.
Posted on June 18, 2012, in First Year Teacher Advice, Teaching and tagged advice. new teacher, first year teacher, letters, teaching. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.
I put a post up about advice for new teachers. Check it out on my blog: http://room289math.wordpress.com/
>I’ll give everyone a little more than a week for submissions
So what is my deadline?
🙂 how bad of a teacher am I to give an unclear deadline like that?? Well, no real deadline to be honest, but I’ll post the initial compilation on Sat. I can always add you after if you post after that.
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