I recently finished my first first full month of teaching. This year is much different than the last, when I was student teaching. My tips for myself remain relatively the same: remain calm, smile (a lot), and ask questions.
My tip to my teacher-self: When there is a fire drill that interrupts the middle of class, one of the best ways for teachers to get students back on track is, “Ok, we left off at…” A group of normally distracted students immediately redirect their focus. This is much harder to do if students are in the middle of a Math test as I recently discovered.
Ms. St. Jean
Native New Yorker teaching and living the middle school life, using this site to keep it 100. My students are the embodiment of joy.