Spend a few moments in the next few weeks sending good vibes to the teachers about to start.

The new teachers are feeling every emotion, often in quick succession. Fear – elation – joy – apprehensiveness – anger.

The new teachers were overjoyed to get offered a job – I get to practice my craft!  – and then immediately were overtaken by anxiety – I have to be an expert in front of students every day!

Send good vibes to them, make them dinner, send a Starbucks gift card (they’ll need caffeine to make it through Year One.)

You want the new teachers to last until they’re the seasoned teachers, perpetuating a legacy. lean over and give them a hand, any way you can.

And keep and eye on them all this year.