If you are a new teacher, you are probably feeling a bit overwhelmed and developing a good case of anxiety about the upcoming school year. Hopefully by now you already know your new school and what content area and grade level you will be teaching this fall. There is so much to plan for in and outside of the classroom. Life is about to change! Don’t worry. We have you covered! We are launching a resource and toolkit series at Curriki starting in August to help new teachers—those new to the profession, those changing content areas, changing grade levels, changing schools, etc. This series is all about change and getting you as prepared as possible!
What should a new teacher focus on this summer to prepare for the upcoming school year?
We’ve asked some of our amazing Curriki community members to share their veteran teaching advice for what new teachers need to focus on this summer. Almost 50% of responses indicated “understanding content and curriculum” as a core priority for preparing for the fall. Here are some of our favorite summer tips for you to keep on hand!
You may be enjoying the lazy days of summer right now and by all means…don’t stop! Rest and relaxation is the best way to prepare yourself personally for the school year! You need a rested mind and body to get the school year off to a strong start and have the endurance to keep the momentum going. Yet while you are in between relaxing by the pool or enjoying a backyard barbecue, take time to go through your curriculum, at least your first unit, so that you are comfortable with the content that you are about to teach!
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