STAMFORD, Conn., March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --More than 50% of new teachers are 'comfortable' with key areas of their teaching responsibilities—understanding instructional goals, lesson planning and classroom management—but many admit to at least 'some concern' about their preparation in other important areas, according to New Teachers, Getting Adjusted, 2015-2016, the new report from Simba Information.
"While a very small percentage of new teachers said they were very concerned about their preparation in any particular area, 38% said they were at least somewhat concerned about their preparation for project-based learning, 36% said they had concerns about differentiated learning, and 35% said they were concerned about developing assessments," said Kathy Mickey, managing editor of Simba's Education Group, which produced the report.
Simba Information's New Teachers, Getting Adjusted, 2015-2016 covers the experiences of K-12 teachers and their views on using technology and other forms of instructional materials, their motivations for becoming teachers, their preparation for the classroom, and their needs for greater efficiency.
To gain this insight, Simba Information partnered with MCH Strategic Data to survey teachers in fall 2015. While the focus of the data is on teachers new to their profession in the 2015-2016 school year, results are compared with the views of experienced teachers who are new to their current position, school or district and to veteran teachers with at least three years experience.
Overall, survey respondents were clear in their collective belief (52%) that infusion of technology into the classroom could drive increased efficiency in their roles as teachers.
"New teachers also showed a surprising penchant for the use of traditional print instructional materials in core subjects (topping 40%), but almost 20% of new teachers found free web-based resources they pull together themselves particularly popular for science and social studies," Mickey said.
For more information on Simba's new report, New Teachers, Getting Adjusted, 2015-2016, visit http://www.simbainformation.com/redirect.asp?progid=88461&productid=9855706 or call
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Managing Editor/Senior Analyst, Education Group
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