No matter what you do...no matter how much preparation you've undergone, there's no fighting it--the first year of teaching is tough.But imagine if someone who has "been there, done that" could give you a glimpse into their experience. Imagine if instead of telling you what you should be doing like everyone else is, they simply tell you what NOT to do.
That's what I'm offering you.
I'm currently in my ninth year of teaching and so far I've had one heck of a career. But I haven't come this far without hitting a few bumps in the road. Learn from the mistakes of experienced teachers and keep your head above water in year one.