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It is overwhelming
Old 09-01-2019, 09:12 AM
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No matter what age being a new teacher is very difficult. I started in my late 30s. With “older ” newbie teachers, people — including admin — forget you are new because you don’t look “new.” It’s much easier for younger teachers to get help because people know they need it

I discovered this when I was doing a long term sub and was struggling, my coworker mentioned this nicely to my principal, who told her that she kept forgetting that I was a new teacher. My first real principal said she purposely hired older first year teachers because we were more mature and didn’t have to hold our hands as much.

So you are going to have to remind them that you are new, The beauty about being a new teacher is that you can ask “dumb” questions. The

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