Category: Featured Blogs

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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 for the experience was unmatched compared to anything I had ever done before. I had always been enamored with the […]

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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, formative assessments and coaching (check-ins, actual, quality feedback and guidance) help professionals continue to grow and develop their craft. Without […]

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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 which people and ideas cannot pass. For the International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET), Laredo was a bridge connecting […]

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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 upon our past successes as NTC evolves in the future. Over the past 20 years, NTC has provided teachers across […]

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NTC Statement on School Violence

NTC Statement on School Violence By Liam Goldrick and Wendy Baron At a time of unspeakable tragedy and violence, our nation is witnessing a historic outpouring of student leadership. Students from across America are speaking up, challenging the status quo, and insisting our political leaders take actions that will reduce gun violence. Recent public statements by students reveal that they are worried about the easy access to guns and believe that arming teachers is not […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, A day of celebration, remembrance, and service.

“Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is not only for celebration and remembrance, education and tribute, but above all a day of service.” – Coretta Scott King By: Tirzah Enumah, NTC Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion We are in the education sector because we want to serve kids. However, despite the efforts of millions of adults in schools, districts, and education support organizations, we still have a system that perpetuates inequity and oppresses children […]

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