3 Things New Teachers Need to Stop Doing Today – Part 2

Hey there, new grad teachers! You’ve stepped into the world of education with passion, enthusiasm, and a desire to make a difference. 

 

We are here to help you navigate the sometimes choppy waters of your early teaching career and celebrate the calm times, too!! 

 

In our previous blog post, we covered a few things to stop doing, and now we’ve got three more pearls of wisdom to share. So, let’s dive in and discover how to level up your teaching game and discover the 3 things new teachers need to stop doing!

 

Say Goodbye to Superhero Syndrome

 

So, you’re donning your cape, ready to save the day for every student in your classroom. But here’s the truth: You don’t have to be a superhero who can do everything. 

 

It’s okay to lean on your fellow teachers and support staff. Collaboration is key! Reach out for help, bounce ideas off your colleagues, and embrace the power of teamwork. Remember, even Superman had his Justice League!

 

 

 

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Say Goodbye to The Perfectionist Trap

 

Ah, the allure of perfectionism strikes again. We get it—you want your lessons to be flawless, your classroom to be Pinterest-worthy, and your bulletin boards to be masterpieces. But here’s the secret: Perfection is overrated. 

 

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Embrace the learning process and be open to making mistakes. It’s through these experiences that we grow as teachers. Focus on progress, not perfection, and your students will thrive in an environment that celebrates effort, authenticity and growth.

 

 

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Say Goodbye to No Boundaries

 

Picture this: It’s 10 p.m., and you’re still grading papers, preparing lessons, and answering emails. Sound familiar? 

 

New teachers (experienced teachers, too) often find it challenging to establish boundaries between work and personal life. It’s time to put on your boundary boots and stretch those boundary-setting muscles. 

 

Set realistic expectations for yourself and learn to prioritise. Your mental and physical well-being is just as important as your students’ success. So, create a schedule that allows for self-care, relaxation, and spending time with loved ones. Remember, you’re in this for the long haul, and balance is the key to sustainable success.

 

Need some help? Check out this blog post.

 

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So, new teachers, let’s break free from these habits and embrace a path to success. Remember, you are capable, talented, and destined to make a positive impact on your students’ lives. Lean on your support network, set boundaries, and enjoy the ride.

 

And don’t forget, we are here to cheer you on all the way!

 

Before you go, grab this freebie we have written by teachers, for new teachers!

 

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