Teaching Conditions
Why is the first year so difficult for new teachers? It doesn’t have to be.

Ellen Moir New Teacher Center Founder and CEO We all have a story of an amazing teacher who made a difference, or at least know of one. For me, it was my high school Spanish teacher, Miss Hayward. Miss Hayward was deeply committed to her students. She helped me to be the first in my […]

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Articles
President Donald Trump’s rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) revokes American promise to nearly 800,000 young children.

New Teacher Center CEO Ellen Moir issued the following statement: Our country has been lauded as the ‘land of opportunity,’ where anyone can succeed if they just work hard enough. However, we know that this is not true. Those born into poverty, certain zip codes, or certain backgrounds all face barriers to reaching their full […]

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General
NTC Evidence of Retention

New Teacher Center built its induction work to support early career teachers with job-embedded, ongoing coaching support to help them get better faster and stay in the profession. For the past fifteen years, NTC has tracked and documented our impact on new teacher retention. NTC has a legacy of improving the retention of the teachers […]

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Featured Blogs
Statement: Responding to Charlottesville and Racism in America

New Teacher Center’’s CEO Ellen Moir Message to NTC Staff on the racism in Charlottesville: This weekend, racism once again became the image of our country. The events in Charlottesville and the gathering of white supremacists is abhorrent and has left many shocked that such a thing could happen in America. Yet, should we be […]

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Impact
How NTC’s Teacher Mentor Program Increases Student Learning

By: Ali Callicoatte Picucci, PhD, Vice President of Impact and Improvement The bottom line at NTC is clear—we develop teacher leaders who can close the achievement gap by improving student learning in high-needs schools. For us, this is about social justice and drives our organization. This mission has an ever-ascending bar for success. In 2012, […]

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Articles
Beyond the right answer

How ‘Productive Struggle’ Builds Our Understanding By Kathleen Cushman, co-author, Belonging and Becoming (Harvard Education Press), and Wendy Baron, Chief Officer, Social and Emotional Learning, New Teacher Center  Somehow we recognize it immediately, the scene in this lesson about interior angles of a polygon, videotaped in an eighth-grade classroom somewhere in the United States. Over […]

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