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Your Guide to Success as a New Texas Public Educator

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 8/09/2022

Your first year(s) in the classroom can be a bit intimidating, but ATPE is here to help along the way! Educator Essentials is a free guide that can help you prepare for your first school year and give you the tools, tips, and resources to help you be successful in the classroom.

The Educator Essentials guide includes:

  • How to add extra spark to job interviews.
  • What to know about your first year in the classroom.
  • Answers to common legal questions about teacher contracts, duties and assignments, student discipline, special education, conference time, and more.
  • How to advocate for your students and your profession.

Educator Essentials is free to download on the ATPE website. Just enter your email address and some information, and you will receive your free guide. Educator Essentials is a must-have for any teacher beginning their career in Texas.

The guide also highlights some of the many benefits of ATPE membership, such as a discount with the resume writing service Let’s Eat, Grandma! You will also learn about ATPE’s advocacy website, TeachtheVote.org.

Interviewing for a job can be intimidating, which is why Educator Essentials also provides common interview questions to help you practice for your job search and tips on what to bring to an interview.

Click this link to find student teaching tips, job search resources, a first day of school checklist, and more tips and information on becoming a teacher. The “In The Classroom” tab on the ATPE website also has other resources to help with professional development, classroom management, technology in the classroom, and COVID-19 FAQs and resources, plus a section for para-educators.