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New Teachers

The first few years of teaching are definitely not easy. But we're here to help, along with our network of 3 million educators.


Advice and Ideas


Top 10 Tips for Beginners

A veteran teacher shares advice about she's learned from 10 years in the classroom.

Management Tips for New Teachers

How to manage both student behavior and the physical learning environment.

Oh No!

Everybody makes mistakes, but you can learn to avoid new teachers' five worst. 

Tools and Ideas for New Teachers 

From closing the cultural gap to crafting a memorable portfolio.

33 Ways to Start the First Year Off Right

A little planning pays big dividends.

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Resources for NEA Members


The Great Public Schools Network is a place where teachers, parents, school support professionals, and community members share ideas and resources to improve student success.  It is free and open to all!


NEA Member Benefits is dedicated to making the personal and professional lives of educators better through “best in class” programs and services.


The NEA Academy offers the best in online continuing education and Master’s degrees that will fit your budget, your schedule, and your life.


Throughout the year, the NEA Foundation awards $2,000 and $5,000 grants to support NEA members' efforts to close achievement gaps, develop creative learning opportunities for students and enhance their professional development.


Works4Me is a weekly email of the best tips we've culled from our community of educators.


 

Find over 10,000 complete Common Core-aligned lessons from our 130 Master Teachers on BetterLesson.

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