There's Good Reason teachers feel inundated!
When we enter the field of teaching, we expect to be fully prepared for the classroom. After all, we either completed a degree in education and student teaching, or we completed a degree in another field and paid someone to teach us what we need to know to be great teachers.
Was I in for a shock! There was so much more to learn. I felt like I should be ready, but I was NOT. Nor are any of us. We are all under-prepared for teaching when we first enter the classroom. And the data bear that out. Students lose on average 4 months of instruction just because their teacher is new.
NONE of us wants that to happen. I know that because when it gets right down to it, we are doing this for the kids! So why does it happen? Because there are so many concepts and skills that you must master to become an effective teacher.
Check out the infographic above. There are, at a minimum, twelve different aspects to your new profession that you must master.
At New Teacher Mountain, by looking at each of these areas, we will be uncovering the secrets to teaching success that most of us had to learn on the job. Mastering these will help prevent students falling nearly half a year behind in instruction. It will also help prevent you experiencing utter frustration and dissatisfaction.
I want you to thrive in this profession! I want you to be excited about having access to information when you need it, being able to look ahead at what’s coming up in the school year. I want you to enjoy your days with your students and look forward to the next days and years.
- stay tuned to www.NewTeacherMountain.com,
- maintain your life balance--avoid working at home.
- sign up for "NTM Explorer" the only newsletter for teachers that gives you quick, relevant information about teaching right in the palm of your hand
- And ROCK your teaching career!
Let’s make it happen!
This is for the kids!