New Teacher Survival Guides
Monthly guides filled with tips to help you navigate your way through the school year.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
New teachers! Use these monthly survival guides (more to come) to navigate your way through your first year of teaching. You'll find tips on managing your classroom, your students, your curriculum, and your time. Plus, lots of advice on talking to parents, working with colleagues, and advancing your career.
Immediate help and advice on setting up your classroom, finding resources, and gearing up for the first day of school.
Whether you're experiencing twinges of excitement or pangs of anxiety about your first days of school, the September edition of the New Teacher Survival Guide will lead the way to a smooth start.
Student behavior problems and classroom disruptions are among a new teacher's most difficult challenges. The October New Teacher Survival Guide explains how you can turn around some of your toughest problems and keep the day running smoothly.
November brings many more "firsts" for new teachers — your first observation, your first round of report-card writing, and your first full slate of parent-teacher conferences. The November New Teacher Survival Guide offers insight on how to get through it all with flying colors.
The New Teacher Survival Guide for December includes teaching tips, creative ideas, book recommendations, and time-saving strategies for getting through the season of stress.
Now that you have hit your stride and have more self-confidence in your teaching abilities, you will find it easier to vary your instructional approach from time to time. The January/February issue is filled with inspiring ideas on how to rev up your lessons and keep the learning momentum going.