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Finding Your Place in the School Community



Dr. TJ Lee of the NYC DOE shared concrete ideas on the challenges new teachers face in her presentation: Finding Your Place in the School Commuity.

Dr. TJ Lee of the NYC DOE shared concrete ideas on the challenges new teachers face in her presentation: Finding Your Place in the School Commuity.



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Finding Your Place in the School Community Finding Your Place in the School Community Presentation Transcript

  • Finding Your Place
    • Becoming a Member of the School Community
    • February 11, 2011
    • NYU/ DCLT
    • Dr. Tzong-Jin Lee
    • [email_address]
  • TJ’s Biggest Challenge?
    • When I was a new teacher- My biggest challenge was:
    • Answer:
    • Getting the working paper/Greencard
  • International Teacher Support Unit (NYC DOE) Ameduri Lucille –Director [email_address] (718) 935-2485 
  • Activity:
    • Work in a group of five-
    • Please share your challenges as a new teacher.
    • Please write down the biggest challenge for your group on the chart paper.
  • Gallery Walk
  • New Teacher Go Through Five Distinct Phases: New Teacher Center in Santa Cruz, California
    • Anticipation- July, August
    • Survival- September
    • Disillusionment – October, November, December
    • Rejuvenation- January, February, March
    • Reflection- April, May, June
  • Anticipation- July, August
    • Hold on to your vision of what you expect teaching to be.
    • Begin building connections with positive teachers at your location, at other schools, or online
    • Keep a journal so that you can get into the habit of looking for the best in each day right from the start.
    • Start a notebook of "Ideas for Next Year."
  • Survival - September
    • Maintain your momentum by reflecting on what is going well.
    • Talk to other teachers about specific ideas for lessons.
    • Forge a solid connection with at least one teaching peer if you haven't already done so.
  • Disillusionment – October, November, December
    • Be persistent! Getting through this phase will be one of the greatest challenges you face as a new teacher.
    • Reach out to friends and family who may be feeling neglected.
    • Reach out to your peers.
    • Ask for help or even just a shoulder to lean on.
    • Visit other classrooms. New teachers who have a solid support network make it.
    • Keep journaling!
  • Rejuvenation - January, February, March
    • Focus on curriculum development and teaching strategies.
    • Try something new with your students.
    • Expand your professional circle of peers to include new and experienced teachers from other schools.
    • Go back and examine your vision of successful teaching. Bump up your action plan a notch.
  • Reflection - April, May, June
    • Refer to your vision of the successful new teacher as you begin to think ahead.
    • Actively seek out partnerships with other teachers as you begin to envision the possibilities that the next year holds.
    • Go through your "Ideas for Next Year" notebook and pull out the best ideas.
    • Have a special celebration with your students — you will never forget your first class.
  • Activity
    • Please discuss the question and write down your group’s suggestion/solution.
  • From Ms. Song- A First Year Teacher
    • Good breakfast!
    • Know the curriculum!
    • Good preparation- Lesson Plan A Must.
    • Good relationship with your supervisor.
    • Good relationship with your student.
    • Know your school culture (Make sure you observe/learn from other teachers)
    • Make sure the technology works before class.
    • Know the school goals and objectives.
    • Be a team player!!!
  • From Ms. Wang- 2 nd year teacher
    • Be well organized  (Very important especially if you have lots of preps)!
    • Be confident!
    • Have a structure of each of your lesson.
    • Have the unit goal in mind, and then plan your lessons.
    • Share your problems with colleagues, they will often give you very useful feedback.
    • Join school events so you get to know the community better
    • Be proactive in contacting parents
    • Be firm on homework/bathroom/quiz policies.
    • Have students' age in mind and design age appropriate activities
  • How do you work within the school hierarchy?
    • Who are your supervisors?
    • What are the expectations from your supervisors?
  • How do we work and collaborate with colleagues?
    • Be Nice to everyone!
    • You don’t have to be congenial, but be collegial!!