Three Tips for New Teachers

3 Smart Tips for new elementary teachers & a free download! #teachertips #teacherhacks #kindergarten #backtoschool #education #school #newteacher #classroom #classroomsetup
First let me say that I loved "meeting" you all yesterday on Meet The Teacher Monday.
I feel soooo much better knowing that I'm not the only diet soda drinking, Pinterest-addicted, organizing, chocoholic, shopaholic out there :)

That being said, here are my big three tips to share with new teachers for Teacher Talk Tuesday:
After teaching for over 20 years, I have picked up some helpful tips and tricks. These three tips are my best advice for new teachers.
Don't try to do it all in the first year. Make time each day for yourself. Keep up with your hobbies & interests that don't involve work. {You will never listen to this advice, but you'll wish you had later on.}

Don't try to do it all yourself. Get inspiration from the great online resources available e.g. grade appropriate teaching sites & blogs.

Your students will love you. This love will manifest itself in gazillions of love notes, colored pictures, cards, & drawings. Make yourself a Love Notes binder. It's a great way to store your treasures & can be enjoyed by everyone, all year long. Snag the free cover page {here}!

Free Download! Teacher Love Notes binder cover for all those notes from your students!


  1. So true! I have a box that I keep all my art/cards in from the kids, it's great to pull it out every now and then especially when I've had a hard day.

  2. Hi! I'm a Canadian k teacher, too! I'm just getting into this blogging world myself and have just set up a blog for my class (so much to learn)I guess I'm one of those blog stalkers as this is my first comment ever!! I was tickled you were a Canadian!! Love your blog!

  3. Your #1 is so true. I try so hard to force myself to follow this rule, but it's so hard.

  4. What a great idea to collect on your notes and things in a binder. Wish I had done that my first year!

  5. That binder cover is sooo cute!! All of my notes are in a filing cabinet drawer. This is a much cuter way to store them!

    Ms. Preppy's Adventures in Primary and Polka Dots

  6. Just found your blog and loved learning about you!! I would agree that there's too much out there that you don't need to do it by yourself!! I get soooo many ideas from blogging!!


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