Welcome to the new tumblr Teacher Mentor page!
For new teachers, the challenge to connect with someone at your school can sometimes be a daunting one:
- You’re brand new, and you may not know anyone. Even more nerve-wracking, you may not even know what questions to ask in the first place
- You’ve got your education degree, or the equivalent certifications, but putting what you’ve learned in college into practice in the classroom can be a challenge
- Maybe your school assigned you a mentor, but that person’s busy or never around, or you’re not comfortable just dropping by to chat
For experienced teachers, there are other obstacles that need to be overcome:
- You’ve taught the same grade/subject for what seems like forever
- You’re a “singleton” and no one else at your school teaches what you teach so you have no one to collaborate with
- You’ve been at your school for so long that you feel a bit calcified
Teacher Mentor is here to help! This is a place to share stories, ask questions, and work together so that we can become better educators, colleagues, and collaborators. Please ask questions, submit stories, lesson plans, links, and more that will start discussion with your peers.
This site is curated by tomesawayfromhome. I’m an English major who’s been teaching high school English for 10 years. My current school is one of the inner city, and my students face poverty, hunger, learning deficits, and many other challenges. My hope is that through the IB Literature courses that I teach, they’ll make great strides forward and leave high school ready to take on the world.
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New teachers can learn some tips and tricks, and then experienced teachers can share their knowledge.