We are still linking up with I'm Blog Hoppin. Today's job is to offer advice for new teachers.
Pam says. . .
I tell new teachers to take everything in. Any time someone offers you an idea, worksheet, book-take it. Later you can make a decision about what to use. Offer to help out at your team meetings! Smile-everyone likes working with happy people!
I like to tell new teachers to establish that routine and be firm from the get go. You can always lighten up and be more flexible, but if you don't have those clear expectations and firm ground rules from the beginning, you can lose those kiddos for the whole year. It's too difficult to back track and not fair to the children.