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I am a teacher leader

By: Rashawn Williams, M.Ed., TRST, i3 Mentor, Professional Development, Polk County Public Schools  When asked the question, “why do teachers need mentors and coaches?”, I reflected on my 2 years of being a teacher leader and mentor in my school district.  These are the words that came to my mind: I am a teacher leader. I question, […]

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Rime of the Networked Principal

By: Adam Parrott-Sheffer, Senior Advisor of School Leadership, NTC As a recovering English teacher turned school principal, my thoughts turned frequently to Coleridge’s “water water everywhere, but not a drop [to] drink” as I rushed from grade level meeting to observation to parent conference to student incident. As a first-year principal, I found myself constantly engaged in […]

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Changing the Field: Lessons Learned from Federal Analysis

By: Ali Picucci, Senior Vice President of Impact and Learning, New Teacher Center SIGN UP FOR IMPACT UPDATES Complete the form below for additional impact updates and resources New Teacher Center is deeply committed to analyzing and evaluating what supports work best for teachers, mentors, and coaches. Our programming is rooted in research and we revised our […]

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A Bridge of Success Over the Rapids of Survival

By Todd J. Simmers, Polk County Schools, TRST, i3 Full Release Mentor  SIGN UP FOR I3 UPDATES Complete the form below for additional i3 updates and resources A few years ago, I was able to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. My excitement to do something I always wanted to do was overwhelming, and my expectations […]

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Why Our Nonprofit Needs a Custom Online Learning Platform

By Seewan Eng, Vice President of Digital Transformation, New Teacher Center At the New Teacher Center, we work with educators every day to provide them with support to be truly effective. We understand that students are unique — individual learners with individual needs. Teachers and teacher leaders must have an arsenal of approaches to be able […]

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Moving from “I” to “We”

By Andrea Peters, Teacher Resources Specialist Trainer, Full Release Mentor, Polk County, Florida Teachers need mentors and coaches as they begin their career to help guide them from a developing teacher to a seasoned, effective professional. They need an advocate that will help them navigate their first years in education. Just as in any career, […]

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A Farewell Letter from NTC CEO and Founder Ellen Moir

Dear colleague and friend,  After 45 years in education, I am retiring. My career that began in 1972, when I turned the key and stepped into my first-grade classroom at Grace Thille Elementary in Santa Paula, CA, will conclude in just a few short weeks. It feels surreal to contemplate leaving NTC and, as you […]

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Mentors and Teachers Come Together to Help Students Thrive

By Andrea Peters, Teacher Resources Specialist Trainer, Full Release Mentor, Polk County, Florida I have always looked for a role in education where I could impact students in the best possible way. Mentoring is this role. Yet, surprisingly, mentoring doesn’t come naturally. Over 90 percent of a teacher’s day is spent engaging with students in […]

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Building Bridges to a Quality Education for All

By Diana Richie, Strategic Partnerships Director, New Teacher Center Imagine Laredo, Texas and what comes to mind? A dusty town on the border? Fences and federal agents? Or a vibrant community serving as a bridge to our Mexican neighbors with the potential to bring prosperity to all? For some, a border represents a barrier through […]

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New Teacher Center Names Desmond Blackburn CEO

  Dear NTC Community, Today, we are thrilled to announce that Desmond Blackburn, Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools, Chief for Change, and Broad Fellow, will be taking on the role of CEO of New Teacher Center (NTC). This is a new and exciting chapter for NTC, and we will use this amazing opportunity to build […]

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