Each year, a new flock of teachers enters the world of academics. And with them comes a wave of fresh ideas, new perspectives, and most oftentimes, a fiery enthusiasm and passion for teaching. But some first-year teachers may encounter a steep learning curve as they move from their career prep to a new classroom full of young students. Lack of experience, time constraints, and limited access to high-quality teaching resources all contribute to one major challenge many new teachers face—developing engaging and rigorous lesson plans. So how do teachers get started crafting compelling lessons that help make learning fun and effective? We have a new idea to help you get started.
An up-and-coming resource that teachers with all levels of experience are benefiting from is the Learning Hub. This free pilot program features an extensive online library with lessons, activities, and assessments across all major K-12 subjects that can be used for in-person or online classes. Teachers can choose short, engaging five-to-10-minute lessons that range from expert-guided videos to hands-on exercises—all of which can be customized to suit students’ needs and are designed to align with educational standards. This means, first-year teachers can use the Learning Hub materials to complement their course materials and help them confidently meet curriculum requirements.
To top it off, the Learning Hub lessons can:
- Improve retention;
- Increase motivation; and
- Boost confidence.
When you sign up for the Learning Hub, you join a community of educators who are passionate about their profession. Here, you can collaborate with other teachers, sharing best practices and other helpful resources. Plus, with access to so many high-quality teaching materials and resources, you can spend more time focused on teaching and less on administrative tasks.
As a new teacher, you’re about to embark on an exciting adventure shaping the lives and minds of young students. You’re bound to make a big impact on the students in your classroom as well as the future landscape of academics. Your subject matter expertise and teaching skills, coupled with innovative resources such as the Learning Hub will help you create a classroom experience that will leave a lasting impression on the children who are fortunate to have you for their teacher.