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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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NTC Symposium Day 2: Grow + Teach +Lead

By Tracy Kremer, New Teacher Center Director of Communication… Since the last day of our 19th Annual Symposium on Teacher Induction landed on Valentine’s Day, it was only fitting that Angela Maiers — author, educator, speaker and founder and CEO of Choose2Matter — kicked off her morning keynote with a heartfelt message: you matter. Later […]

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NTC Symposium Day 1: Calling for a Narrative Shift in Education

By Tracy Kremer, New Teacher Center Director of Communication… The 19th National Symposium on Teacher Induction, “Realize: Grow + Teach + Lead,” is off to a powerful start! District, school and state leaders – and educators at all levels – have all assembled for our annual conference to hear how fellow education leaders across the […]

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Change the Odds by Developing Teacher Leaders

By Lynn Kepp, Sr. VP Strategic Partnerships …  Teachers who leave the profession have indicated that they quit, in part, because of lack of shared-decision making roles and opportunities to lead, according to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The message is clear: districts can retain top talent and help change the odds for […]

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How My Mentor Gave Me the Confidence to Advance My Career and Make a Difference

At New Teacher Center, we are working to change the odds for students by providing educators at every level with the support necessary to succeed with students from their first day to their last. Here’s a story of how one woman changed careers to become a teacher, and gained confidence from her NTC mentor to […]

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My First Year of Teaching was Nothing I Had Envisioned

At New Teacher Center, we are working to change the odds for students by providing educators at every level with the support necessary to succeed from their first day to their last. Here’s a story of how one of our mentors aided a bright new teacher in Los Angeles by helping him overcome common struggles, […]

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