I'm thankful for all these link-ups because I run out of things to post over the summer ! :)
This is from: http://fabulouslyfirst.blogspot.com
What advice would you give a new teacher starting out?
1) Be super-nice to custodians, aides and secretaries--you don't know how often you will need to rely on them for help with something at the last minute.
2) Don't believe everything you hear. Many students (and other teachers) have reputations, good or bad, that are just plain undeserved.
3) Be flexible. We have a fire drill the first day of school. You will hear an announcement in the morning telling you about a sudden assembly in the afternoon. I've been teaching 10 years and rarely get done everything I had planned. Often times I'll change my mind about an activity at the last minute. That's ok! :)
4) Have fun! You can be silly with kids-sing/dance/talk in accents--they love that stuff. Their poor little brains are working so hard throughout the day-let them have some fun too!
5) You will survive. There may be moments in the year where it doesn't feel like that, but you will. I still question whether my response to a situation was a correct one. There are times during the year where I feel like I'm just treading water-there's just so much on my to-do list, I'm getting done what I need to for tomorrow. As long as you can keep your head up above water-you'll be fine.