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June 30, 2017

Quick & Easy Ways to Support a New Colleague

Written By: Brandi Jordan
Category: Career Path
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Quick and Easy Ways to Support a New Colleague

Being a new teacher in a school can be tough – even for veteran teachers! Make new teachers feel welcome with this thoughtful idea by Ann, a 2nd Grade Teacher, in Brunswick, GA. It’s a great way to build team spirit!

Making New Teachers Feel Welcome

I am going to have a student teacher working with me in the fall.  On her first day, I plan on supplying her with an index card box, a collection of different colored index cards, and some index dividers. I’ll encourage her to use the cards to jot down any good ideas she observes in action in my classroom and around the school and to file them away for future use.

Also, I plan on giving a card to each teacher along with an invitation to jot down his or her best teaching idea or tip along with his or her contact information. Then, on my student teacher’s last day, we can use the cards to “shower” my student teacher with our wisdom of experience and provide her with an instant set of professional colleagues willing to communicate with her whenever she needs friendship and support in the future.

How do you make new teachers feel welcome at your school? Share your ideas below!


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