After you have worked your way through the prep and first few days of your new job teaching alternative school, what next?
During that first year, your teaching abilities will change and grow as never before because the students won’t allow it to be any other way!
In any setting, teaching causes you to grow personally and professionally.
But, in alternative school, that is a hyper process. The demands of these students are bigger and more pressing than students who you might have taught in student teaching or in earlier teaching positions.
In those two big areas of teacher growth here are my ideas about surviving your first year teaching alternative school.