Advice for First-Year Teachers

Being a first-year teacher can be exciting and nerve racking all at the same time. You are ready to go into this new teaching world and make a lasting impact on student lives. However, you still have a lot to learn and experience; there are some things that just can’t be taught in school and you can only learn from experience.

Most first-year teachers will try to do too much during the school year and can easily get overwhelmed. When times get tough, do not forget why you choose education and teaching. Lucky for you, there is a huge community of teachers willing to help you achieve that goal.

During ISTE 2018, Genius Plaza asked teachers to share their advice to future teachers. They had A LOT to say from managing your patience to remembering your value. They want to pass on their wisdom and hopefully make your first year a little bit smoother than theirs.

Thankfully, these year 10 teachers have advice for all grade levels. But their words of wisdom are universal. Here are Genius Plaza’s top picks for you!

“Have Patience and Be Flexible”

Kaenisha, Elementary School Teacher
Kaenisha, Elementary School Teacher

“You Are A King-Sized Kid”

Indiana, Middle School Teacher
Indiana, Middle School Teacher

“Pick ONE New Thing To Try Per Year”

Theresa, High School Teacher
Theresa, High School Teacher

Want to share your advice for future teachers? Log into Geniusplaza.com and create your Spark video. Registering for a teacher account and submitting a Spark is FREE. Don’t forget to add #peer2peer in your Spark video description and submit the video for approval by Genius Plaza. Once approved the video will be available to everyone using our platform. Your video could even get selected as a Top Spark to be featured on our homepage or even shared on our social media for other teachers to see.