1000 best new teacher survival secrets by Kathy Brenny, Kandace Martin

By Kathy Brenny, Kandace Martin

Tips for the 1st yr and past! modern day lecturers are built with little greater than a four-year degreeand a semester of pupil instructing once they face their very own classroomfor the 1st time. status in entrance of an overcrowded classroom-ofany grade level-can be a frightening and terrifying event. a thousand BestNew instructor Survival secrets and techniques is a must have source for brand spanking new teachers,covering vital matters throughout all Read more...

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If they don’t show, allow the principal or the dean of students to handle the situation. 151. If you are having a problem with tardy students, write an extra credit question on the board to be answered the first three minutes of class. If the student is not in his or her seat when the bell rings, he or she will not be able to receive extra credit. If you don’t believe in giving extra credit, the question or problem could be for regular credit. 152. Due dates for assignments instill timelines and a sense of responsibility for the student.

Pay attention to your facial expressions, body language, gestures, and movements. Try to look relaxed and confident in front of the students. They have only you to focus on. They will scrutinize every piece of you. Show them the best of you the first day. 63. Plan what you will say the first day of class. Script the day and practice ahead of time. You want to show students that you know your material, that you are confident, and that you are serious about their learning. If you stumble over your words, are disorganized, or appear nervous, students will take that as a sign of weakness.

Teach students how to use the computers in your room. Students need to hear and see the school policy for accessing computers and the Internet. Find the policy in the student handbook and read it aloud to them. Ask other teachers about the consequences for accessing illicit material from the school computer. The same policy also applies to adults in the school. 75. Teach students during the first week of the school year how you want assignments to be labeled or formatted. Ask teachers in your department or grade level if there is a standardized way that all students address their papers (name, date, margins).

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