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New teacher questions experience

Questions as a new teacher point of view from one's own experience are posed and answered.

o What are your goals in the next five years? In the next 10 or more years?
o What steps are necessary to get you to your goals? What obstacles can you foresee and how will you overcome them?
o What is one principle from the INTASC Principles Web site (http://cte.jhu.edu/pds/resources/intasc_principles.htm) that you feel you need to improve the most in order to be effective in the education profession? What existing professional development program(s) could you pursue to address the need to improve in this area?
o What professional development programs can you enroll in to help you prepare to meet the diverse needs of today's learners?
o How will you evaluate your progress? What will help keep you motivated toward achieving those goals?
o What professional organizations will you join? Why? What do you expect to gain from membership in these organizations?
o What techniques will you use to help you develop leadership skills?

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Please allow some of my personal experience to model.

As you determine your goals in the next five years, you might talk about effective classroom teaching, lesson planning ideas, learning more about lesson plan structures, cooperative learning, and how to integrate new learning and leadership theories, how to motivate kids and adults, how to work with parents and stakeholders, how to infuse more technology into the curriculum, how to differentiate instruction, new, proactive discipline strategies and how to collaborate with colleagues.

In the next 10 or more years, I hope to become a curriculum specialist to train teachers about methodologies in my field.
Essential steps necessary to get to my goals definitely include ...

Solution Summary

New teacher questions are offered, along with personal answers.

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