Top 15 Pieces of Advice from Veteran Teachers

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I wish I knew:
that a smile in those first critical few moments when facing the class for the first time would change the pace of the day.

  • that the deep trembling all the way down to my toes would eventually go away before the first period was over.
  • that the kids were more apprehensive about the teacher they were getting than I was about them.

Shaeeza Haniff
Islamic Elementary School
Queens, NY
Grade Levels: K-2

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