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Teacher Gives 18 Tips for New Teachers

For those teachers entering school doors for the first time, it is normal to be just as nervous as the students. 

It is important, as a teacher, to develop and keep in mind of teaching philosophies and techniques to work on during the school year, said The Huffington Post. In the article, writer and high school physics and astronomy teacher Greg Schwanbeck gives 18 of his own personal tips for new teachers this year. 

"Actively seek out advice and guidance from veteran teachers," he said. "Listen to them and trust them. You'll find that the knowledge you acquired in your pre-teaching coursework is rapidly trumped by front-line classroom experience. Keep in mind that the best mentor for you doesn't necessarily need to teach in your department. Make sure that your are asking questions more frequently than you are offering opinions."

Among his list of tips was to create a Twitter account and to abstain from giving out candy or food as an incentive or reward. He also gives new teachers a few famous quotes from movies or inspirational leaders. 

"Never pass up a chance for a Friday afternoon beer with colleagues," he finishes. "These opportunities will be both educational and cathartic. It is said that true friendship is forged through shared traumatic experience. Thus I recommend that you seek out the dingiest dive bar possible in order to form the strongest interdepartmental bonds."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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