First Year Teachers Blog Series

Congratulations on being hired for your first teaching position! In addition to feeling excited, you may also be feeling a little overwhelmed. Don't worry. I have been mentoring new teachers for several years, and this feeling is completely normal! This blog series is written especially with YOU in mind. Be sure to check back in every Monday for new content that is tailored specifically to meet your needs. Also, don't be afraid to ask questions in the comments below! 

Looking for a community of new teachers to connect with on Facebook? Join our >>New Teachers Unite!<< group to share ideas, ask questions, and connect with other new teachers around the globe.   

Live links will be updated as the series continues this summer.

Do you need help writing a résumé for teaching jobs? This post will walk you through the steps to writing a traditional teaching résumé that best represents you as a professional. Your résumé should demonstrate both your professionalism and your passion for teaching, showcasing commitment to maximizing students’ achievement through best practices in education. It is your opportunity to showcase your strengths that make you the best candidate for the positions in which you are applying.  Do you need ideas about how to prepare for your first year teaching?  Are you overwhelmed with no idea where to start? This post focuses on strategies to mentally prepare for your first year of teaching. // Adventures of a Schoolmarm

 This post shares solutions to problems I wasn't expecting my first day as a new teacher. Learn from my mistakes so you can have a successful first day teaching! // Adventures of a Schoolmarm


 Building quality relationships with parents can be hard. We can have great relationships with 99% of our students' families, but it takes just one difficult parent to leave us feeling like failures. This post is full of real, actionable strategies to help teachers when they are facing challenges with parent communication.



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