So you have finished your degree. All the late nights, stress and cups of coffee are over right? Well, maybe not quite yet. You are about to enter your first year of teaching and the fun is just about to begin. So switch on the kettle and get yourself a fresh cup of coffee as you read through some helpful tips and survival techniques to ensure that your first year of teaching is a success.
This is the book that I wish I had read before I stood in front of my class on that first day with no teachers or mentors there to guide me. It includes:
- practical, easy-to-use techniques for classroom and behavior management
- reward systems to keep students motivated
- how to plan and organize lessons so you aren't caught unprepared
- how to survive your first day of class
- tips for communicating with parents and other teachers
- the first year survival checklist
It also includes advice to help you set the right tone in your class from day one so your students will be well-behaved and eager to learn.
Teaching is a difficult job, but the rewards are great. A little bit of the right kind of planning ahead will minimize your struggles and free you to focus on the joys of changing your students' lives.
Some of my most special moments have been when past students have come and thanked me for teaching them. It is such a rewarding moment to know that you have touched somebody’s life. My hope is that soon you will be experiencing those unforgettable moments too.