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Educational LeadershipSeptember 2019What New Teachers NeedVolume 77, No. 1
What do new teachers really need to know and do to survive and thrive? The September 2019 issue of Educational Leadership looks at the craft and calling of teaching, providing strategic advice (and moral support) to new teachers and those who support them. Don't miss this essential back-to-school resource.
14 A Letter to New TeachersChase MielkeThe biggest challenge of your career will be staving off burnout. Here’s how to do that.
22 Avoiding the Siren CallsMark Wise and Beth PandolphoSchools need to help new teachers move past bad practices.
26 Bridging the GapTara LaskowskiA North Carolina partnership program extends the support network for pre-service and new teachers.
30 Focusing on the EssentialsMike SchmokerWe’re on the brink of a “Golden Age” in education. To get there, teachers must master three indispensable competencies.
36 Respect from Day OneRobert JacksonThe most important lessons on interacting with students.
42 The Real Deal on Classroom Management for New TeachersCraig SimmonsAn instructional coach shares what he wishes he knew as a new teacher.
50 How Principals Can Support New TeachersTodd Whitaker, Madeline Whitaker Good, and Katherine WhitakerFive powerful ways to help new teachers thrive and enhance school culture.
56 The Fundamentals of Backward PlanningHow to build richer lesson and unit plans.
60 The Anti-Racist EducatorTracey A. Benson and Sarah E. FiarmanLet’s help new teachers take a growth approach to recognizing and working to curb any implicit racial bias.
67 Taking It to the StreetsPeter McDermott, Fran Falk-Ross, Sharon Medow, and Elizabeth SmithCommunity mapping can give new teachers much-needed insights into their students’ lives and cultural assets.
72 A Tough AssignmentPaul BrunoNew research suggests school leaders need to be more thoughtful about new teacher placements—and the whole nexus of related working conditions.
78 The Value of VulnerabilityPaul Emerich FranceIf we want new teachers to become great teachers, we must help them feel safe enough to take risks, make mistakes, and embrace uncertainty.
9 Reader’s Guide/Starting New Teachers Off RightAnthony Rebora
84 Research Matters/Keep the Romance AliveBryan GoodwinHow can we help new teachers maintain a long-term love of their jobs?
86 Show & Tell: A Video Column/Do You Remember Me?Douglas Fisher and Nancy FreyGreat teachers—those whom kids remember—invite students into learning.
88 Leading together/New Teachers as CatalystsJill Harrison BergNew teacher induction provides a chance to renew school culture.
90 Confronting Inequity/Learning the LanguageMatthew R. KayEducators need to hold on to their capacity to be fascinated by students.
92 One to Grow On/The Autonomous TeacherCarol Ann TomlinsonWhat teachers really need is greater professional discretion.
6 Readers React
93 Index to Advertisers
94 ASCD Community in Action
96 EL TakeawaysLearning the Ropes
EL ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
Four Practices I Wish I’d Known as a New Teacher Alexis WigginsEvery rookie makes mistakes. The trick is to bounce back and do it better. Veteran teacher Alexis Wiggins describes the practices she used to do as a beginning teacher and what she does now.
Tell Us AboutReaders share the one thing they felt most unprepared for during their first year of teaching.
Classroom management remains a central challenge—and opportunity—for educators. The September 2018 Educational Leadership examines specific and big-picture approaches to improving classroom management, including how to address both positive and problem behaviors, design conducive classroom spaces, and create supportive climates for learning.
The November 2018 Educational Leadership offers an insider’s look at new trends and expectations professional development. Our expert authors examine how teachers are increasingly taking professional learning into their own hands, through collaborative inquiry, personalized learning, video study, and social media.
School leaders set the tone and direction for what happens in the classroom. The March 2019 Educational Leadership explores strategies and processes school leaders can use to better understand students' and teachers' needs and guide teaching and learning more effectively.
Marking the 65th anniversary of the Brown v. the Board of Education ruling, Educational Leadership examines pressing issues and opportunities surrounding race in America’s schools today. The April 2019 issue offers ideas on how today’s educators can understand and address racial issues and help fulfill Brown’s promise to dismantle segregation and inequity in education.