#whatisschool continues to be a leading ed-chat thanks to you and your amazing support!
Lina is a new teacher and is passionate in so many ways – she is an inspiration to new teachers. This week we are lucky enough to have her helping me lead this week’s chat.
The transition from being a university student or pre-service teacher to a beginning teacher is tough. You have to pick up things on the go, programme lessons, establish a classroom, be on your game with behavioural management, learn students names, their interests whether it is your own classroom or as a casual relief teacher.
Without the support from colleagues, teachers and the school community can be quite alienating and tough on a beginner teacher mentally, along with, when things don’t work out, the best lesson plan or idea goes chaotic could all contribute to burning out.
This twitter chat aims to further strengthen the collegiality of teachers in the already established PLN, provide insight to pre-service teachers and networks; and finally, to beginner teachers to keep persevering everyday especially, when their mental health is struggling or when they are feeling like they are experiencing a bit of ‘imposter syndrome’. You are not alone and there are so many people out there who are there to help you.
Join us at #whatisschool as we discuss everything related to supporting new staff in your school. Whether you are new or are in a school and can support new teachers, this week’s chat is for you!
Our chat times for around the world are:
- Thursday 4pm Pacific Time
- Thursday 6pm Central Time
- Thursday 7pm EDT
- Thursday 11pm GMT
- Friday 7am Singapore/WA (Perth) Time
- Friday 9am AEST
- Friday 11am NZT
Questions #whatisschool, April 21, 2016 7PM EDT
1) What is the #1 piece of advice that you would give to any Early Career or beginning teacher?
2) What scares beginning teachers away from continuing a career in education? Why?
3) Despite having a busy schedule, how do you support a new teacher?
4) What does a mentor teacher do and how can this help / hinder a new teacher?
5) How important is the relationship that you establish between a mentor and mentee? What does it look like?
6) What would you say to your past self in your first year of teaching?