Open Phones: Is Experience Necessary For Teachers?

With the first day of school getting closer and closer, we want to hear from teachers about whether they think experience is necessary. What's the benefit of energy and motivation when you're new to the job? Younger teachers: what do you have that can compensate for lack of experience? Or, what can a teacher with experience do specifically in the classroom that a new teacher can't? Teachers: call in and tell us what you think, 212-433-9692, 212-433-WNYC, or leave your comment below.