We know that teachers spend a lot of money out of pocket on supplies for their students year-to-year, but for first-year teachers who start from scratch, the amount of supplies they need can be overwhelming. To support new educators, we assembled some practical advice from experienced teachers, including their suggestions for a first-year teacher supply […]
You can tell that Kymberli Cosner loves being a teacher. She lights up when you ask about her 4th grade science students. “My students are diverse for sure,” she said. “They’re really energetic and they’re responding really well which is very exciting.” Miss Cosner is also excited to create an environment where learning is fun. […]
In our last First Year Teacher post, we shared what last year’s rookie teachers had to say about running their first classrooms. If you’re starting your first teaching job this year, we’re sure you’re expecting and preparing to plan lessons, manage a classroom, and grade papers. What you may not be expecting are all of the other […]
Forty to fifty percent of new teachers leave within their first five years on the job. Why? Because teaching is hard. More is expected of teachers than they could comprehend before starting the job. Teachers are lesson-planners, disciplinarians, fundraisers, administrators, emotional-support systems, and more.