I have posted this thread under the nurse educator section. But would also appreciate guidance from all you wonderful nurses out there. As some of you are aware, I have just been hired as an ADN instructor at my local community college. Am very excited at this opportunity. Will start the first of August and will basically be "thrown into" the job with minimal training. (Best way to learn is by doing!!!) Have not had formal teaching experience (though lots of "informal" experience), but have lots of enthusiasm. So, I come to you, my cyber nurse colleagues-- asking for advice--any good ideas for a novice educator--good ideas for lesson plans, strategies, good books, nurse educator resources, online conferences, etc??? What things should I concentrate on and what pitfalls should I avoid??? Thank you in advance for any direction you can offer me :).