The Beginning Teacher's Journey

Free White Paper: The Beginning Teacher’s Journey

Know the realities of teaching for first-year educators

Supporting new teachers is essential to student achievement. But for many beginning teachers, year one may often look overwhelming, arduous, and chaotic. 

According to the Department of Education over 44 percent of new teachers quit within the first five years, while the American Federation of Teachers poll shows that 74 percent would not recommend the teaching profession to a prospective new teacher. 

Beginning teachers need support, guidance, and resources as they learn to tackle classroom management, a challenging workload, and work-life balance. 

Create adequate support for beginning teachers

Based on five key phrases of a beginning teacher’s professional journey—anticipation, survival, disillusionment, rejuvenation, and reflection—this evidence-based structure helps educators:

  • Understand doubt, fear, excitement, and other challenging emotions and attitudes first-year teachers might have about teaching
  • Identify what phase beginning teachers may be in or what to expect should they fall into one of these phases
  • Establish rules and procedures and focus on classroom management
  • Build self-care practices that incorporate mindfulness and reflection

Tina Boogren

“Self-care practices are as essential as classroom strategies because if you are not your best self, you will not be sturdy enough to face the challenges that appear during your first few years in the classroom.”

—Dr. Tina H. Boogren

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