I believe there is a place for textbooks, facts, and even lectures in the history classroom. The standards movement has resulted in state standards for United States history and world history which are quite content specific, requiring students to develop higher-order understanding based on a foundation of factual knowledge. Textbooks are an important source for that content. I have worked with new teachers in recent years, and I have noticed that many really don't know what to do with a textbook.
Here's some advice to help you get through preparing for your first day and how to get through your first few weeks. You can also check out the hashtag dearnewteachers on Instagram to find other pieces of wisdom from the teaching community. Don't worry about making your classroom look perfect at least not right away.
I made the mistake of spending way too much time decorating my room my first year that I found I wasn't nearly prepared enough for actually teaching.
I was freaking out because I had the absolute ugliest room and just a week and a half to prepare for the first day. Make friends with the secretaries and custodians. We teachers rely on our support staff for so many things and they don't get nearly enough credit for all the work they do behind the scenes.
Take the time to get to know these people. Ask them about their families, what they like about their jobs, what frustrates them, etc.
Be genuine--they can see right through someone who is just buttering them up so they can ask a favor. Invest in a good and comfortable pair of shoes. I cannot say this enough.
You will be on your feet more than you ever have. There is nothing worse than having blisters and having to put on shoes the next day and be on your feet all over again. Regardless of the brand, make sure the shoes have some padding on the insole and sides and straps that won't rub and cut into your feet with wear.
Your feet and back will thank you! Hopefully, you will be assigned a mentor who is helpful, but if not, do not be afraid to ask people for help. Every single one of these people wants to see you succeed. And if the people you are asking aren't being helpful, keep looking for someone who is.
Believe me, these people are out there. Don't wait to make copies the morning of the first day because there will be several other teachers who tend to wait until the last minute and that usually causes the photocopier to malfunction. Plan in advance and have copies made so you aren't rushing or panicking at the last minute.
I remember one year I thought I was so organized and had copies made for an entire semester. My plans changed so much that I ended up not even using half of the copies I made. Planning for a week or maybe two at the most should be sufficient.
Learn how to unjam the photocopiers. Unless your school has a policy against unjamming the photocopier yourself, learn how to do it yourself.
Go ahead and have someone show you the first time it happens believe me, it WILL happen. But pay attention and try to do it on your own the next time.We use the term “generic essay” to talk about non-specific essay writing tasks.
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