Hi teacher friends and Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! In case no one else has said it lately, I will be the first to say:
THANKS for all you do! You ARE changing lives every single day, whether it is noticed or not. I truly appreciate all you do for your students.
Speaking of teaching being a difficult profession at times, I know personally for me, my first year was THE toughest! In fact, my first full month, I secretly cried in my room every day after school. And normally I am a collected person that can handle stress pretty well. But it was completely overwhelming.
As I was thinking about that year (which I did survive and which taught me so many valuable lessons), I posted a thread on Facebook that asked for advice you would give to a First Year Teacher. There were almost 200 comments and all AMAZING pieces of advice!
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I knew I would have to make a freebie eBook to compile all the responses!
Thanks to all who contributed – the eBook ended up being 30 pages long and would be a perfect gift for a graduating student teacher, someone new to the field (or even a different grade level), or just to review even for a veteran teacher.
Enjoy! Are there other suggestions you think should be added? Feel free to leave them in the comments below!