Key advice for beginner teachers

When you started out in the teaching profession, what did you find particularly challenging? Hopefully you received some good advice from more experienced colleagues to help you find your feet.

Whether you're new to the classroom or an old hand, learning from others is an important part of your ongoing professional development. And it works both ways – sharing your own successful strategies can help others.

In today's video, Melanie Boyd shares three pieces of advice for beginner teachers – including a tip for maintaining a home life free from work tasks.

The video was recorded for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership's (AITSL) Teacher Feature. To find out more, click on the link.

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What would your three pieces of advice be to a beginner teacher?

What did you find particularly challenging when you started your teaching career and how did you overcome these challenges?

If you’re an experienced teacher, how can you support colleagues who are new to the profession?