Great Advice For New Teachers

///Great Advice For New Teachers

This month I want to dedicate this post to new teachers.

*If you’re not a new teacher…please keep reading.  There’s something for you too.  

There’s a lot of startling statistics about how many new teachers leave the profession or about the kinds of obstacles they face.

Working with new teachers for over a decade, I know first-hand the gifts they bring and the challenges they experience. It’s one of the reasons I wrote Unleash Learning.

I also know that effective early career support is key to the success of new teachers.  

That’s why I want you meet to Ben Grozier.

If you’re a new teacher, work with new teachers or know a new teacher, this interview is for you.

Ben has been in the teaching & learning profession for over 2 decades and in our discussion, he will offer great advice for new teachers.

If you’re a new teacher, work with new teachers or know a new teacher, this interview is for you.

To all teachers everywhere – I’m cheering you on! William

PS –  Do you know a new teacher or someone who works with them?  If so, I would so greatly appreciate it if you would forward this to them. Let’s spread some inspiration.


What’s your best advice for new teachers? Please add your comments below and help inspire new teachers everywhere.

By |2020-02-25T09:54:19+11:00February 27th, 2017|Unleash Learning|8 Comments

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  1. Judy April 11, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    As a teacher you are a guide a mentor a listener and supporter but not a ‘friend’ kids get confused if you blurr the boundaries. Be an adult don’t be afraid to take control you need to create boundaries in order to set the educational landscape.

    • William DeJean April 11, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      Hi Judy, Thanks for your great advice!

  2. Bev Baka April 11, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Take ownership of your classroom.
    Always greet your students at the door as they enter.
    Be kind to yourself, not all classes are going to run smoothly.
    Don’t be afraid to ask for and use different strategies.
    NEVER accept disrespectful behaviour after you have set up a list of positive, respectful classroom rules, negotiated WITH your students.

    • William DeJean April 11, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      Really wonderful, useful advice Bev. Thank you!

  3. Robert Adams April 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Keep the fun of learning, your own learning, and steer clear of those colleagues who have long since forgotten how to do that. To pass on the joy of learning you need to keep the joy of learning yourself.

    • William DeJean April 11, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      Wonderful pieces of advice Robert. Thank you for sharing. I’m sure new teachers will appreciate your wisdom.

  4. Karen Corbett April 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Take the time to set up your organisational systems. Ask other teachers about how they monitor homework, assessment, evidence for parent teacher interviews and how they schedule their week so that they can maximize their time at school. A great app is iDoceo – check it out!

    • William DeJean April 13, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      Hi Karen – such fantastic, practical, helpful advice for all new teachers. I can’t wait to check out IDoceo. Thank you!

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