Being a new teacher can be an exciting time of personal and professional growth.

But it can also be a time when you might feel like you’re being pulled in a millions direction at the same time.

With so much to do and learn, it can be hard to figure out where best to focus your time and energy.

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That’s why I want to share with you the #1 issue faced by new teachers. If you face it too, here’s what you can do about it.

If you’re not a new teacher, after watching my short video, please jump over to the comments section and add your great advice to address their #1 challenge.

Together, we can help support new teachers everywhere.


PS → Do you know a new teacher? Do you know someone who works with new teachers? Please forward this to them to support early career success!

A Question For You:

As a new teacher, what do you do to ease your stress and ensure you’re taking care of yourself?  Or, if you’ve been in our profession for a while, what’s your top tip for new teachers that you think will ease their stress.


  • Julia Bennett says:

    Thank you for posting this William! It is so important to make sure that we are taking care of ourselves! One thing that has worked for me over the years is to take 30-60 minutes daily (for me, every morning before work) and get outdoors for a run or walk, get into the gym or take a yoga class. Making the time to take care of myself (and take a few deep breaths in the process) makes all the difference!

    • William DeJean says:

      Hi Julia. Thank you for sharing what you do to keep yourself at your best and to make sure you take care of you. I think other new teachers will find it useful. Thanks!

  • Ella says:

    Thank you for this video, William and Stephy! I am a PST and have been worried about how I would be able to cope with the demands of the profession when I start. This has given me ideas on what to do to make sure I keep my stress down. Feeling a lot more confident about prac now! 🙂

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