Here are some of the comments to the question posed on out Facebook page:
What are your one or two top tips for new teachers?
~ Be happy in your job, whether its day care, teaching, home school, vacation care- whatever. Love what you do and your practice will reflect you.
~ Have FUN with your students! Show them learning is fun & a life- long journey. They’ll remember you & appreciate this life skill you have taught them.
~ Every day is a new day. Learn from yesterday, plan for tomorrow, but be present in today. Pay attention to the non-verbal aspects of your students as much as to what they say.
~ At the first of the year-get it clear in your mind what you want the children to do when they follow your instructions (what does it look like to line up, put away backpacks or sit at the table?) Do you need to rearrange the room to accommodate what you have in mind?
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