Survival Strategies for New Teachers

Research indicates that a significant number of new teachers leave the field within the first few years of starting their careers. Like many of your new-teacher colleagues, you might have the passion and drive to build a career in the classroom - but you probably need a set of tried-and-true strategies, too, if you're going to survive the roller coaster ride that comes along with your first days, weeks, and months in the classroom.
Teaching Strategies:
Updated on: September 14, 2018

This course from PCG Education provides new teachers with strategies and tools that enable them to develop confidence and skills as they improve their classroom practice. You will learn to identify your professional responsibilities and develop strategies to help you navigate the school environment. You will explore the importance of relationships with your students, as well as with colleagues, supervisors, and parents/guardians. You will explore ways to motivate students, build relationships among the students in your class, and establish a culture of high achievement in which all students can succeed. You will explore effective strategies for designing and delivering instruction and proactively managing your classroom. As a final focus, you will identify ways to continue to grow throughout your career as an educator.

  • Hands-on, practical activities from experts and veteran teachers
  • Convenient, flexible online format
  • 45 PD hours or 3 graduate credits
Skills You'll Learn

In this course, you'll learn how to develop a plan for taking charge of your professional growth and your career! You'll also learn how to implement problem-solving and solution-oriented practices to proactively prevent behavior, discipline, and classroom management issues. Also covered are best practices for intentionally managing your time and classroom.

Course Overview

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About the Instructor

Julia G. Thompson has been a public school teacher for more than 35 years. Thompson has taught a variety of courses for students from seventh grader to adult learners. Thompson currently teaches in Fairfax County, Virginia, where she is an active speaker and consultant. She is the bestselling author of The First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide, Discipline Survival Guide for the Secondary Teacher, and The First-Year Teacher’s Checklist.

PCG Education

PCG’s Education practice offers consulting services and technology solutions that help teachers, schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education to promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize resources. PCG offers more than 50 online professional development courses to help teachers improve their skills, grow their careers and more effectively help and support their students.


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