With all the excitement and anticipation of being a first-year teacher, there’s often a sense of anxiety mixed in leading up to that first day. But have no fear! With these five essential resources for first-year teachers, you’ll have everything you need to put your mind at ease, build confidence, and be fully prepared for your teaching journey.

Plus, find out how these three focus areas can take your teaching to the next level.

Teaching Tools
Filled with helpful how-to articles, book lists, classroom activities, and free lesson ideas, Teaching Tools is the first—and most frequent—stop for any first-year teacher. Whether you’re looking for the best books to improve classroom behavior or tips and strategies to help your students become stronger readers, Teaching Tools is the place for you. Updated weekly, this free teacher resource has answers and advice for first-year and veteran teachers alike. The Teacher Newsletter is a must-have resource for every teacher, from rookie to veteran.

Classroom Library Essentials
If you’re a new teacher, setting up your classroom library is going to be at the top of your to-do list. A high-quality classroom library will not only have a tremendous impact on your students’ reading success, it will help them build the skills necessary for success inside and outside the classroom, too. Of course, before you start building your classroom library, you’ll need a plan. This post highlights 11 classroom library essentials and is a great resource to help you get started creating your very own classroom library!

Scholastic Book Clubs
First-year teachers always want to know the best and most affordable ways to stock their classroom libraries. While thrift stores and library book sales are a great place to start, Scholastic Book Clubs makes it easy to line your shelves with student favorites and sought-after titles. It’s a great way to instill a love of reading among your students and earn free books for your classroom library at the same time. To start growing your classroom library, create an account with Scholastic Book Clubs today.

Professional Development Books
Whether you’re looking for innovative ways to engage reluctant readers or are in need of some tips to teach essential math skills, these professional development books from Scholastic are a great resource to turn to. While you’ll learn and grow each day you’re in the classroom, these professional development books will help you reach all of your students and take your teaching to the next level.

Scholastic Teachables
During your first year of teaching, time is a precious commodity. With ready-to-go lessons and time-saving resources for every grade, subject, and skill level, Scholastic Teachables makes it easy to engage students with fun and enriching activities. It’s a great tool for new teachers who love to plan ahead and are looking for inspiration for their own lessons. Sign up today and try Scholastic Teachables for free for 30 days.

These are just a few of the most essential teaching resources you can turn to as a new teacher. For more must-have books, tools, and classroom favorites to help you ease into your first year of teaching, check out these teacher resources from Scholastic. 

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