It's my birthday week! I'll be turning 27 on Wednesday. I'm officially in my late 20's. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I'll be having a sale on Wednesday to celebrate. Details will be coming soon!
Today, I am linking up with Latoya from Flying into First Grade for her Let's Get Acquainted Linky.
The theme this week is on advice for new teachers.
Teachers, new and old, need to buy themselves a personal laminator. I HATE having to wait in line to laminate at my school. Sometimes the laminate wouldn't stick and I'd have to do it again. I decided to take the plunge and buy my own laminator. Friends, it was only 25 dollars. It has been worth every penny. Head to your local Wal-Mart or Target NOW to buy one. It's worth it. The one I bought and recommend is made by Scotch.
Always ask questions. Don't be afraid to ask anyone a question. College didn't prepare you for that first day in your classroom. I honestly don't feel that college prepared me to teach. I learned all sorts of methods and strategies, but I honestly believe that you do not learn to be a teacher until you step foot into your classroom for the first time. If you have a question, ask. If you need something, ask. No one will know if you don't ask. So, ask away!
Never isolate yourself. Sometimes, you may feel like you are all alone. Trust me, your not.
Find a friend. You need someone that you can talk to, someone that you can vent to, and someone that will just listen.
Make yourself leave at a decent time. I MAKE myself leave at least by 5 every day. If not, I could be there for hours and hours later. You have to have a life outside of teaching. Choose a decent time and stick to it when you can.
Finally, be a friend. Everyone has their good and bad days. Listen to everyone, but never gossip.
I hope that everyone has a terrific Monday!
Lots of love,