Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday Teacher Talk

Day 2 of the Teacher Week Blog Hop!
Teachers, join in!

Wow! I feel like a new teacher myself sometimes. It's hard to believe this is my 5th year.

Advice for a new teacher is the topic!


2. Gain the parents' trust by being yourself and with-it! Always be positive and let them know you are there for their child!

3. Be yourself! If you're not, it will be extra hard. Don't worry about all of the teachers and their competition! You worry about you and your little ones!

4. Everything will still be there tomorrow. My first year, I wouldn't leave until 7 pm. NOT ACCEPTABLE! It would be dark when I got there and dark when I left!

5. Give yourself a personal day. Your kids will be thankful you did! That's why the days are there!! To be a good teacher, it's my belief that you must take care of yourself.

6. Remember that they are kids! They need love and need to see that the world is good!

7. The last one is below. Maya Angelou summed it up great!

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I thought it would be fun to do a before and after!

My first year!

The beginning of my 5th year! My sis graduated nursing school!

Have a terrific first year! Enjoy yourself!


  1. Just this year I started following the number 5 piece of advice. I will be doing it every year from now on! Everyone needs a mental health day!

  2. yay! I also teach 5th grade and it is my fifth year to teacher! I look forward to following your blog!


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