Supporting new teachers for success in the first years! The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. In this helpful guide, new teachers will discover key strategies to help build confidence in the classroom and quickly get connected to resources and educators in the field who can stand in the gap to support them. Save time and learn to easily: • Connect with online Communities of Practice • Find and plan 21st Century lessons • Collaborate with a face-to-face or virtual mentor Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website at http://www.corwin.com/connectededucators/. “This book gives teachers the resources to lead their students into this global community. The authors represent the growing body of educators who recognize that social media gives power, not problems, to students’ learning.” Angela Maiers, Founder and President Choose2Matter, Inc. and Maiers Education Services, Inc. “This is a stellar exploration of what collaboration and communication can look like in modern education and how it can enhance all aspects of school. . A must read for those wishing to maximize digital tools to increase communication and collaboration with all educational stakeholders.” Adam Bellow, Educational Consultant and Corwin Author, Untangling the Web
With the wide array of social media tools and professional learning communities available, there is no reason for new teachers to feel alone, isolated, disconnected, or at a loss for knowing what to do in any situation. Every year, schools in the United States hire more than 200,000 new teachers for that first day of class. As summer rolls around, at least 22,000 have quit. Even those who make it beyond the first year aren’t likely to stay long: about 30 percent of new teachers leave the profession after just 3 years, and more than 45 percent after 5. Does all of this sound scary? What can we do to support new teachers better? How can we support and help make connections to bridge ...