January Blogging Challenge: Reflect and Renew in 2015

What advice can you give a new teacher as to the priority or focus for energy as they begin their careers?

If I were to give a new teacher advice as to where to focus their energy I would remind them of this quote thatI once heard; are you a sage on the stage or a guide by the side. I would encourage any new teacher to remember to be a guide by the side, letting their students do most of the learning and the discovering because that is what makes teaching worthwhile. I would also encourage them to focus their energy on asking good questions, questions that lead to good discussion, questions that lead to critical thinking, questions that lead kids to DO the thinking themselves.


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