Mentoring New Teachers

Ideas and advice on how to be a great teacher mentor and help new (and not-so-new) teachers succeed in the classroom.
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An Open Letter to Middle School Teachers
Read this teacher's encouraging open letter to middle school teachers—both her own, and the ones she now works with.
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What Is Culturally Responsive Teaching and Why Does It Matter?
Use culturally responsive teaching strategies to help every student connect with learning and see its relevance to their own lives.
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55 Legit Ways Teachers Can Make Extra Money
From selling lesson plans to tutoring, writing, and beyond, these flexible side jobs for teachers are a great way to make extra cash.
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What Is IDEA? A Guide for Educators and Parents
IDEA is a federal law that makes Free Appropriate Public Education available to children with disabilities. Here's what you need to know.
This week on Ask WeAreTeachers, we cover middle school denial, another teacher's harmful lesson, and a coffee date with a parent. Parent Teacher Communication, Parents As Teachers, Student Teaching, Teaching Career, Middle School Student, Student Teaching Resources, Passive Aggressive
Help! I'm Tired of My Middle School Students Gaslighting Me
This week on Ask WeAreTeachers, we cover middle school denial, another teacher's harmful lesson, and a coffee date with a parent.
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IEP Accommodations vs. Modifications: What’s the Difference?
Accommodations and modifications are standard IEP fare. Here's how to distinguish between them and how to implement them in your classroom.
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What Is a Manifestation Determination Meeting?
A manifestation determination meeting can be particularly dicey because emotions are running high, so go in prepared.
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Teachers Share Their Favorite Ways To Get Amped Up for a New School Year
Getting excited for back-to-school is not for the faint of heart. Take inspiration from these teachers' time-honored traditions!
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5 Things That Are Absolutely True About Teaching Siblings
What happens when you spot a familiar last name on your roster? You've probably encountered these truths about teaching siblings.
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40 Philosophy of Education Examples for Job-Hunting Teachers
Many educators are being asked to define their teaching philosophy. Find real philosophy of education examples and tips for building yours.
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Teacher Salary Stories: An Elementary Art Teacher Making $40,200 in Northeast Florida
In this Teacher Salary Story, a second-career art teacher discusses not receiving raises and having to fundraise for her classroom.
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This TikTok Perfectly Illustrates Why Teachers Are Overstimulated
Teachers are overstimulated. But how do we show what this is like to a non-teacher? Gabe Dannenbring has the perfect video.
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Help! Our Principal is Canceling Bathroom Breaks
This week on Ask WeAreTeachers, we cover bathroom breaks, final exam failures, and how to cut down on parent meetings.
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51 Powerful Ways To Use Canva for Education (Plus Free Templates)
Step-by-step instructions and tips to get started with Canva for Education. Plus classroom ideas, including free templates!
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Teachers Are Talking About How Teaching Has Affected Their Personal Privacy
Teaching affects privacy in a number of ways. These firsthand experiences and insights make us wonder: Is there a solution?