New Teacher Resources

We know how your first year of teaching is exciting and overwhelming (especially back to school!) because we’ve been there. We surveyed the TeacherVision community, and together with our Advisory Board of veteran teachers, we curated a collection of resources just for new teachers. Whether you're a first year teacher of elementary school, middle school or high school, these resources will help you grow and thrive as a new teacher.

Getting started:

Start with the New Teacher Toolkit and the Classroom Essentials. Then, Level Up with our professional development and self-care resources.

Want to dig deeper? You will find links to additional resources for all the teaching topics you need below.

Resource Guides for New Teachers

Whether you're getting ready for the first day or wrapping up report card comments, our editors have gathered our very best resources to help support you during this exciting moment in your career!

Full Library of Resources for New Teachers

Get help with disciplining your students, lesson methodologies, the first day of school, maintaining both authority and fairness, assessing your students' work, teaching English-language learners and students with special needs, forming a relationship with parents, and more. You'll also find printable forms, awards, and graphic organizers to help you in planning your lessons and your curriculum for the whole year.

Jump to a topic:

Advice for New TeachersAssessmentAccomodations & InclusionBeginning the School YearTeacher/Parent RelationshipsHomeworkClassroom Environment & CultureClassroom OrganizationLesson PlanningProfessional DevelopmentClassroom ManagementTeaching Methods & StrategiesSocial-Emotional Learning

Advice for New Teachers

Check our tips and suggestions for new teachers in these resources including teaching hints your first year, how to manage behavior, collaborating with parents, and much more.

Assessment Resources for New Teachers

Learn about assessment vs. evaluation, rubrics, scantrons, and more using our resources for new teachers.

Accomodations and Inclusion

These resources will help you understand and implement strategies for managing and fostering an inclusive classroom.

Beginning the School Year

Use these resources to help your first year begin in a positive and stress-free way. Includes ideas to be prepared before the year starts, activities for the first day, and much more.

Parent/Teacher Relationships

As a new teacher, use our resources to learn how to interact with parents and help you achieve parent involvement in your classroom which ultimately leads to student success.


Articles on the effectiveness of homework and how much to give, along with a customizable and organizational homework checklist, are among the resources to choose from in this section.

Classroom Environment and Culture

Creating a workable and positive classroom atmosphere is easy using our resources. Includes tips on securing supplies, classroom arrangement and organization, along with ideas for bulletin boards.

Classroom Organization

Choose from these different pre-made forms to help you when a student needs a pass out of class, or you need help organizing grades or lesson plans. Some forms are customizable.

Lesson Planning

These resources include advice on planning from veteran teachers, help structuring lessons and lesson plans, as well as organizational tips.

Professional Development

If you enjoyed these resources for New Teachers, click the links below on our resources for other informative articles to help you teach effectively.

Classroom Management

Classroom management will be less of a concern with our resources including creating rules, classroom management strategies, advice for implementing, and much more.

Teaching Methods and Strategies

All teachers, but especially new teachers, will find these Teaching Methods and Strategies resources very helpful in setting up and structuring your lessons and classroom.

Social-Emotional Learning

Browse through our resources, Dealing with Social/Emotional Issues, to find helpful articles and useful classroom activities such as resolving conflict.

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