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How First Year Teachers Find Their Rhythm In The Classroom

This story is part of The First Year series, which follows three new teachers as they navigate the ups and downs of the first year in the classroom. See the full series and listen to and read more content here.

When you’re new to something, it takes a lot of trial and error to figure out a rhythm. For first-time teachers, this process happens with dozens of students acting as their guinea pigs.

The three first-year teachers spent years in their undergraduate classes learning teaching tactics and classroom management skills and practicing them during their time as student teachers. But now that they have a class of their own with no other teachers to help, they have to figure out what works and what doesn’t for their students.