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Gift Card Giveaway!!: Advice to First Year Teachers: I need YOU, Teachers!

Hey ya’ll! I’ve shared things about what I’ve learned about my earlier years of teaching in the past, but alas I am still a babe when it comes to experience. It would be boring if I just wrote another one by myself for this year. I’m going to write a post of collected advice from anyone I can get my hands on (that sounded creepy) to share with new teachers at the beginning of this year. I will credit each and every one of your lovely faces.


Everyone who responds will be put in a raffle to win a 20 dollar Visa gift card to spend on anything you please to prep for the school year!!! (wine, anyone?) You may only enter once, but feel free to give a couple or a few pieces of advice if you are just that sage.

Whom I need: Anyone who has taught for at least a year, anywhere! Even at the college level.

What I need: A piece of advice in 1-3 sentences. If you have a link to more detailed advice, include it!

Extras: If you are so inclined, leave your name or screen name. Also please leave your blog website too, if you have one, and I will link it! Twitter handles are great too.

Deadline: August 10th, 2015

How you can give this to me: Comment on my facebook page (and like it while you’re there, plz), comment on this blog, or tweet to @Shannasclass

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR TEACHER COMRADES. I only have such a reach on my own, and I would like to pool as many people as possible.

Example: “If there’s one thing I wish I would have known during my first year, it would be this: don’t forget to shower.” 



I’m so excited to hear from everyone! I’m this excited: