Debra Purcell-Regis – Tips For Moving To A New School

Posted: March 3, 2016 in Sports and Education
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During the course of her career as a teacher, Debra Purcell-Regis worked in a number of different schools in upstate New York, which meant that she had to adapt to new environments at various points in her career. This can often be difficult for teachers who are used to the way things are done in their previous school, so she has the following advice for people who are struggling.

Introduce Yourself

One of the first things that you should do when you start working at a new school is introduce yourself to everybody that you are going to be working with. This allows you to form personal connections and potential friendships that will make your working life a lot easier.

Ask Questions

Each school will have slightly different ways of doing things, so it is crucial that you take a little bit of time to ask questions of the staff members you meet to make sure there is nothing that you need to know that may prove important during the course of the average day.

Understand The Lay Of The Land

You do not want to end up in a position where you have to ask a student where your own class is, but that may well happen if you don’t take a little bit of time to explore the new school so that you know where everything is. Debra Purcell-Regis recommends arriving a little earlier on your first day so that you can map the route to your classroom in your head. You can then stay after school to explore a little more and get a feeling for the building.


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