The first year of teaching, the learning curve
Updated: Sep 7
The first year of teaching is a huge learning curve. Many have expectations for what it may be like. Most have some sort of pitstop along the way. And all new teachers, and seasoned teachers, could use some inspiration. Therefore, edumagicians, we have brought you EduMagic Shine On: A Guide for New Teachers. This fall will bring many questions and emotions. While we know we will not answer them all, we hope to provide tips as we all navigate these uncharted waters. We want to provide you with this FREE bonus chapter called EduMagic Uncharted.
Shine On outlines 8 truths that every new teacher must-hear. Read a summary of these truths. We know that we cannot cover every situation, but we hope that Shine On can be used to guide you through the first years of teaching. Even if you aren’t a new teacher, we hope that Shine On can help reignite your passion for teaching!
Read what others have to say about EduMagic Shine On:
“Graduates of teacher preparation programs are optimistic and idealistic but also find themselves disillusioned by the realities of the classroom. Part handbook and part cheerleader, the authors' comforting and encouraging words will help newly minted teachers feel confident when stepping into their first teaching role. As a beginning teacher mentor, I plan to gift this to all of my mentees!”
“Edumagic Shine On A Guide for New Teachers is one of the most down-to-earth “reality checks” that I have ever encountered for new and future teachers. It not only serves as a guide to the ups and downs in the teaching profession, but it inspires new teachers to push through the inconsistencies, unfairness, and hurt that they see in children’s lives and in the classroom setting. Through the use of conversations with four beginning teachers, Edumagic Shine On can act as an inspiring support system, focusing on how to navigate the first year of teaching so that one becomes not just someone who thinks “happen to”, but someone who is truly a reflective practitioner during the long hours, lack of sleep, and lack of respect that often accompany those first years in the profession. Not only does Edumagic Shine On encourage us to all be constant learners to help our students, but it also inspires us to learn from each other so that we can be the best people possible for our students, our families, and ourselves.”
“This book is the concrete foundation that will support a career of excellence. Full of invaluable information and ideas, as well as interactive areas, 'EduMagic: A Guide for New Teachers' is the perfect tool for early career educators to solidify their practice, reflect on their journey, and connect to a network that will set them up for success in their classrooms every single day.”
“I love reading this book!! It is a great guide for new teachers. I’m going to start my new year this sept I had so much nervousness but after reading this book. I feel like I’m much more prepared for all the challenges. This book provides you with great resources to overcome the challenges. Also, it prepares you for everything!!!! I need more books like that.”