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7 Must-Have Work Friends for Teachers

Jill Hare | Teaching

Veteran Teacher

Making the Veteran Teacher Your Friend

The best way to get the lay of the land in a school is through relationships with veteran teachers. They’ve seen dozens of teachers – and maybe principals- come and go. They know how the school really works and that can especially help new teachers.

DO find a veteran teacher you admire in your school. It doesn’t have to be someone in your field or grade. If you like their style of teaching and methods, you can learn a lot.

DO ask questions when you feel overwhelmed. Veteran teachers have been teaching for decades and they can handle just about anything.

DON’T make them feel old. Age is experience, and it should be respected even if your methods are different.

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