New to Teaching? We know you’re probably getting plenty of advice but we thought we asked some of our veteran teachers and alumni what they would have liked to have known when they started their teaching experience. We hope you find this beneficial. Let us know what you think or if you have some suggestions of your own.
1. Teaching is the most important profession. Each child you work with is someone’s entire world; handle their education with great responsibility, dignity, and care.
Joe Manko – Baltimore City school principal and former teacher
2. Teaching is about building a repertoire and matching appropriate pedagogical practice to the correct child, at the correct time. Lean into the complexity of the profession and reflect everyday on how you can improve.
Joe Manko – Baltimore City principal and former teacher
3. For the beginning of your teaching career, you will be overwhelmed by the curriculum, administrative demands, loads of paperwork and managing your overall life. My advice -keep it easy in the beginning and take the time to setup a foundation for the rest of the year.
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