What makes new teachers feel prepared to be successful in the classroom?
That's the question our friends at the Best in Class Coalition (a group of organizations focused on supporting future and current educators in Dallas-Fort Worth) set out to answer with a survey to over 18,000 Dallas-Fort Worth teachers in May and June of 2017.
Over 3,300 teachers responded. In this article, we'll show you the takeaways about teacher preparation and how to be successful your first year in the classroom.
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Student teaching really prepared me in my first year, because it helped me see what it is like to run a classroom. I learned a lot about management and what worked and didn't work for certain students.
-Burleson ISD Teacher
Coaching on classroom management, being required to observe other teachers during the year, and positive feedback on my classroom management skills from administrators made all the difference my first year.
-Mesquite ISD Teacher
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