Questions to Ask Your Newbie Teacher Self

Just started teaching? Thinking about teaching? In class, wondering how the hell you got there ans what you’ll do? Then, you should get a head start on a couple of the questions below to walk you through. How do you plan to build rapport with your students?

  1. What are your lesson plans going to look like? 
  2. Need help with lesson plans? – fellow teachers have advocated Pinterest to get some ideas. 
  3. Are you okay with learning a new way of teaching something you already know and relaying that to students? 
  4. How do you plan to deal wtih students above and below grade level? 
  5. How do you want to communicate with the  parents? And what’s your contengency plan if that doesn’t work? 
  6. Are you establishing a sense of community within your classroom? Are you and your students trying to help each other out? How do they communicate with each other and with you?
  7. What are your incentives that you’ll have for your students to do well or to encourage teamwork?
  8. How are do you plan to get ypur students engaged in a lesson? How do you plan to keep their attention?
  9. Real world application is a great way to engage your students and keep them excited about the work because it makes it more relatable. Do you know your demographic and what activities will you include in your lesson to reach your students without making it insensitive?
  10. How do you feel about potentially working during your summer break? 
  11. Are you okay with living within your means when it comes to being a teacher? 
  12. Do you have a support system to turn to when you need to vent (that isn’t social media)? If not, what steps are you taking to find support? 
  13. Need extra help?…Consider heading over to Teachers by Teachers.

      Got any more ideas? Spew those bad boys below, Millennial. 


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