Updated: Mar 25, 2020
Today I have Dan Kreiness, on the show. He is the host of the leader of learning podcast and an inspirational educator. In fact, I was a guest on the leader of learning podcast you can listen to it here. During this episode, Mr. Kreiness shares strategies to help first-year teachers thrive, tips on how to take a lead in your own learning and some advice for all teachers.
Mr. Kreiness shares his teaching story. For as long as he could remember he wanted to be an educator and work with kids. He was inspired by scouts, camps, and other influential teachers in life. He was an educator for three or four year and moved into a role impacting adult learners in the building.
Strategies to help work through the first year of teaching
Find a mentor
Avoid the void - plan your lesson accordingly so you don't loose control of the class.
Build relationships with your students from day one
Get involved in students' lives
Go and see your students outside of classes (games, matches, plays, concerts)
Learn from and with your teaching colleagues
Open up the doors of your classroom
Seek out resources around you - ask for help
Lead your own learning
Observe other teachers and think about what can you bring back to your classroom?
#observeme movement with Robert Kaplinsky
Read these books from EduMatch for new teachers (great grad gifts!)
EduMagic Shine On a Guide for new Teachers
Best advice for teachers
Get to know yourself as an adult learner - understand how you learn best
Get connected on social media via Twitter and Instagram
Connect with Dan over on Twitter here.
Listen to Dan's podcast here and check out his site - educators can find inspiration to transform education through effective leadership. Educational leadership can be done by anyone!