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Practical insights and strategies, backed by years of experience and research, help you establish your professional identity, build your own support team, connect with students, and grow in your career.

Assume Your Professional Identity
Assume your professional identity

Teaching became easier when I started seeing myself as a teacher and no longer [as] a college student.

Primary teacher

If you want to make the transition from student to teacher a little easier, understand that you have just become what many youngsters revile. The trick is not to let that get to you.

Amy SuttonMahoney and ChristopherPurr1

Once you have signed a contract with a district, you have accepted the responsibilities of a teacher. You must behave as a professional and insist that students accept you as a professional. Before long, you will find yourself more comfortable with your status as classroom teacher and will find your niche in the new environment.

Robert L.Wyatt and J. ElaineWhite2

Considering I had wanted to be a ...

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