Beginning Teachers' Handbook

Professional portfolios

Creating a professional portfolio facilitates professional development through promoting meaningful, personalized learning opportunities. Portfolios allow teachers to document significant and self-directed acco... Read More...

Reflection

Teaching is a complex intellectual and moral task that needs to be constantly considered in a thoughtful way. One of the most powerful tools you have for learning is self-reflection. Teacher reflection is th... Read More...

Professional development

Professional development encompasses all activities that teachers undertake to direct their own learning and to enhance their professional practice. Teacher Autonomy in professional development is both a right and a responsibility of the individual teacher. ... Read More...

Teacher evaluation

Check your collective agreement and the school division policy on teacher evaluation. In most schools, you will be evaluated during your first year. Ask your principal to clarify objectives, expectations and... Read More...

Looking after yourself

Your work can consume you. There is so much to do and learn. Your personal life can often suffer in the first year of teaching. Find time to relax and exercise to relieve stress and make your transition easier. It keeps you healthy. Exercise and meeting friend... Read More...