Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators
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Guides for New Teachers in Texas

Your first year as a teacher will be filled with highs and lows. You’ll feel excited, but at times you will also feel overwhelmed. That’s why ATPE has developed our Your First Classroom guide. This resource will help you get a jumpstart in your classroom.

This new teacher resource includes:
  • Tips for finding your first teaching job
  • Checklists for preparing for your first day as a new teacher
  • Strategies for student discipline
  • Best practices for parent-teacher communication
  • How to prepare for a substitute teacher
  • Information on teacher certification in Texas
  • An overview of special education and Section 504
  • Plus more!
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In ATPE Educator Essentials, you'll learn:

  • How to add extra spark to your job interview
  • 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

ATPE Educator Essentials is a must-have for any teacher beginning their career in Texas.

Download Educator Essentials