March 13, 2012

If I had a Time Machine

Michelle at Teach 123 is throwing a Linky Party

When you think about your first year of teaching or when you switched grade levels, what do you wish you would have known before you began?

Last year was my first year of teaching. I taught second grade in a public school as a student intern. I learned a LOT. Some of my tips:

Want to join in the fun? Visit Michelle and link up your own post.

I am thinking of throwing a short linky party giveaway. The prize? Giving $10 to a Donors Choose Project, which is really worth $20 because Donors Choose is matching donations this week. Anyone out there interested? Help me reach my goal of 25 Facebook Fans or 175 Google Followers. (I know numbers don't really matter, but it makes me happy.)


  1. Don't be afraid to ask for help is an important tip! Too many times I think new teachers are afraid to ask for help and experienced teachers don't want to appear to be "too bossy" so they don't give advice when it's needed. These are great tips!

    Thanks for joining my Teaching Tips Linky Party. I made a Pinterest Board called Teaching Tips and added your tips. You can check it out here:


  2. I love and agree with all your suggestions! I added you to the multi age list. :) Thanks for stopping by.
    Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher

  3. Thanks for the great tips and I love the idea of a giveaway party to donors choose.

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  4. Dear Mrs. L.

    WOW. You're only a second year teacher? i would not have guessed that!

    I am sorry to be so late in thanking you for celebrating my blog. I appreciate your kindness in honoring my site with the Liebster Award. Thank you for the recognition and for your kindness.

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade