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  • Writer's pictureMargaret Cissel

Back to School: Surviving Your First Year At A New School


Now that Labor Day has passed, it’s officially time to go back to school. Are you starting your first year as a teacher? Or are you starting a new job at a different school? Even for experienced teachers, joining a new school community can evoke first-day-of -school jitters. There are new colleagues to meet, new students to welcome, new traditions and school cultures to learn. Many independent schools conduct orientation programs for new faculty members and pair first year teachers with a mentor, which hopefully makes the transition a little bit easier. Trevor Day School even created a “Trevor For Dummies” handbook for new community members.

Still need a few more ideas to calm your nerves? Here is an article that gives a few tips for acing your first year as a teacher (and experienced teachers can use these reminders too).

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