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Establishing and Teaching Rules for a Classroom Community
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A teacher's rules constitute the class; the question is whether those rules ...

A teacher's rules constitute the class; the question is whether those rules will induce student support. The characteristics of those rules matter. Note the crucial distinction between telling kids rules and teaching those rules much as you would teach content, with discussion, examples and practice.

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Michigan State Board of Education
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ASSIST Beginning Teachers
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Tom Bird, Amy Parks
For Beginning Teachers: Proactive Strategies to Make the Most of Your First Years of Teaching
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As a beginning teacher you may be looking forward to your first ...

As a beginning teacher you may be looking forward to your first years of teaching with mixed emotions. On the one hand, you might be excited by the prospect of having your “own” classroom. On the other hand, you may feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities that it entails. Don't worry--your principal, colleagues and mentor teacher will be there to support your learning and that of your students.

Here you will find a list of common questions that beginning teachers often ask as they begin their careers. As you explore the questions below, you will find resources to help you thrive, not just survive, your first years of teaching.

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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Michigan State Board of Education
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ASSIST Beginning Teachers
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Valerie Struthers, Jeff Holbrook, Randi Stanulis, Kathryn Bell, Michelle Prior, Sarah Williams
Tools for Class Management
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Teaching well requires a multitude of habits and moves that can be ...

Teaching well requires a multitude of habits and moves that can be constructed only by deliberate practice over years. Beginning teachers spend much time and energy trying to construct a management system that both suits them and serves their students. This article sketches several approaches to management and/or discipline, and it lists resources you can use to learn more about them.

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Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Michigan State Board of Education
Provider Set:
ASSIST Beginning Teachers
Author:
Tom Bird, Amy Parks