Back to school tips for new teachers

This collection offers strategies to help new teachers create a safe and productive classroom learning environment. Resources are designed to support new teachers with getting to know students, gaining, and keeping their attention, facilitating smooth transitions, and an affirming classroom environment. 


Please note that some of the files in this collection cannot be downloaded from WeTeachNYC because they link out to an external site.

Included Resources

This resource explores responses to student behavior in the classroom. Carla Shalaby provides strategies and examples are to demonstrate the creation of a welcoming and affirming environment.

A welcoming and affirming environment is one in which each child feels a sense of belonging and that they are on their journey to fulfill their highest expression of their authentic self. In this two-minute video, Dr. Carla Shalaby talks about her vision of classroom management as abolitionist curriculum.

To watch the full 21-minute video, click here.

This resource supports teachers with setting up a Google Classroom for the first time. The list of resources includes videos on adding students to a Google Classroom along with how to post to the stream.

This document shares an overview of the WeTeachNYC collection of strategies to help new teachers create a safe and productive classroom learning environment.

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