Now that the new school year is in full swing, we here at the SCLC would like to turn our attention to the new crop of educators within our great state.
As educators, we know that our jobs are tougher than most non-educators may think. Aside from our obligations to teaching and learning, we find ourselves in other roles from time-to-time: emergency medics, mediators, therapists, Xerox machine mechanics…the list is endless! Whether we are serving as a shoulder to cry on after a rough morning or directing traffic at the end of the day, the veterans of our work force can tell you: we wear different hats, and sometimes, simultaneously.
This blog post is dedicated to new teachers, Media Specialists, teacher assistants, and anyone else new to any job within education. We would like to collect tips and suggestions from fellow DEN educators in an effort to share tried-and-true advice with our new brothers and sisters “in arms.”
What are some of the things you wish someone had told you before you opened those library doors for the first time? What do you remember from your first year teaching that has helped you every year since? Please take a minute to post a comment below and share something from your own personal experience that you think is valuable. And feel free to welcome a new teacher to your school or district! We’d love to see them become a part of the DEN here in SC.
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