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Assisting New Teachers
I give our new teachers a tour of the building and explain the school procedures. I review their contract with them and show them our new teacher handbook that was created by teachers in our district....
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Association Members Welcome New Teachers
Our local teachers' association invites new hires to a meeting at the superintendent's office. We answer all kinds of questions about our district, do a building tour, introduce the staff and explain ...
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Bagels and Fruit
We begin the year with 'Bagels in the Basement'. Bagels and coffee are set up each morning in the teacher's lounge, which is in the basement, giving everyone a chance to meet the new faculty members. ...
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Blooming Students
I am a mentor teacher who works with a number of new teachers every year. On the first day of school, I bring a small vase of flowers for each new teacher and say, I know your students will bloom this...
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Copy Box
I made a copy box because I often found myself in the copy room needing something such as a pencil, white out, or a ruler. I found a small box with a handle on it and included in the box a small stapl...
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Cozy Old and New Teachers
It’s easy to become so focused on our students that we sometimes forget that new teachers also need love, support and nurturing. This veteran teacher shares her strategies for welcoming new teachers to her school and making them feel comfortable.
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Filling a New (or Veteran!) Teacher's Stocking
Over the years Ms. Sunderland has collected a list of great suggestions for stocking stuffers, some are her own ideas, others she borrowed, but all the ideas are good.
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Forgive Yourself
Ms. Kast takes photos of her students throughout the year and uses the pictures to measure their progress throughout the year. Discover how each student mounts the pictures and writes descriptions, memories and reactions about each photo in the yearbook.
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Greeting Cards
I place a card in the new teachers' mailboxes on their first day of school to wish them a good day and a good first year. It makes their first day a little brighter and lets them know that someone is ...
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Guidelines for Student and Cooperating Teachers
Here are some key factors for student and cooperating teachers that I hope will make their upcoming year together a little easier. Feel free to use or to share them. 1) Be prepared for the day's lesso...
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