How are you helping new teachers in your area?


Answers from members at the 2015 DKG Regional Conferences Info Fairs
  • We are leaving messages for first-year teachers on pencils with the DKG logo and invite them to come to a meeting
  • We are creating classroom bags filled with new items for teachers
  • We are publicizing DKG Ed Foundation grants and helping new teachers write proposals. We then publicize when they win the grant to extend the impact
  • New teacher shower
  • Goody bags
  • Program with incoming student teachers
  • New teacher orientation
  • Make them feel welcome
  • Mentoring
  • Free new teachers grants
  • Support for 1 year
  • Adopted a teacher
  • Gift cards
  • Once a month I give up my prep and go cover the new teacher’s class giving them time for whatever needs to be done that just doesn’t fit into the regular day
  • Leave notes during stressful “crunch”  times of encouragement
  • We are helping student teachers by going to the local university and talking to student teacher supervisors. We ask to attend one of their meetings at which time we introduce them to DKG and tell them that we are there to help in the classroom
  • Volunteer in classrooms such as bulletin boards, tutoring, etc.
  • Provide books for their classrooms and the opportunity to network with veteran teachers
  • Once a week/month a DKG member/mentor has lunch with a new teacher giving time is the best help we can provide
  • Help them set up their classrooms