Welcome New Educators!
The SCEA is working to build strong relationships with the next generation of educators and provide the support they need to succeed and elevate their voices on issues impacting student learning, instruction, and pro-public education policies.
We hear that the top reason new educators leave the profession in the first five years is because they don’t feel supported. We want to help educators make the transition from college to the classroom. Watch our website and newsletters for information about professional development opportunities we tailor to your needs. As a new educator, you are not alone. The SCEA is with you at the start of your career and throughout. Not a member? Join now online.
- 4Teachers: Learn how to teach with technology.
- 25 Best Web Sites for Teachers
- Classroom 2.0: Learn more about collaborative technologies.
- EDU4DRR: Join this social network by and for teachers.
- Promethean Planet: The world’s largest interactive whiteboard community.
- ProTeacher Community: This is a community for school teachers in grades PreK-8.
- TeacherLingo: This educational community connects teachers.
- We the Teachers: Find teachers in your neighborhood or from around the world.
- New Teacher Survival Guide (The Teaching Channel)
- New Teacher Guide (Scholastic)
- For New Teachers - NEA
- Management Tips for New Teachers - NEA
- Classroom Management "Oh No"! - NEA
- Must Reads for New Teachers - NEA
- Been There Done That: First Observation
- Advice for New Special Ed Teachers
- Works4Me is a virtual teachers’ lounge. Post a question and get help
Professional Development / Mentoring / Support
Conferences. Most new teachers name classroom management/discipline as their greatest challenge. The SCEA hosts two professional development conferences each year in the winter and fall. Teachers can choose from a wide variety of sessions. Watch our website homepage for information.
Praxis CORE support sessions are held each year, usually in the fall and spring. Watch our website home page for information.
NEA Professional Library Resources. The NEA’s books division offers several excellent books designed for new teachers. Among the best are Countdown to the First Day of School and Discipline Checklist. Learn more about these and other popular titles here.
Mentoring. Through The SCEA Children's Foundation, new teachers have access to Professional Partners who serve as mentors. Teachers who need this support should go to www.scchildrensfoundation.org and select "Request a Partner" from the home page menu. this assistance is confidential.
Advocacy. The SCEA Member Advocacy Center provides support to teachers when they encounter any kind of employment difficulty or conflict. Teachers can reach the Advocacy Center by calling 864-641-7272 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.