Category: Teaching Conditions

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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Induction
Fulfilling the Promise and helping students learn

Rachel Jackson, a Chicago Public Schools third grade teacher, entered the teaching profession ready to make a difference for her students and community. Jackson understood, then and now, the profound impact that teachers have on their students and their ability to succeed, both in and out of the classroom. However, was she prepared to fulfill […]

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General
Perspective Taking and Gratitude What’s the Relationship?

By Owen M. Griffith and Wendy Baron “Seek first understand, then to be understood.” Stephen Covey 7 Habits of Highly Successful People Why Perspective Taking?  All too often, we hear stories of hate crimes and communities being torn apart by violence.  Underneath are attitudes of intolerance for others’ differences, such as race, culture, language, gender […]

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Featured Blogs
Change the Odds by Reimagining Teacher Professional Development

By Lynn Kepp, Sr. VP Strategic Partnerships …  District administrators know one-off, intermittent professional development opportunities don’t deliver a lasting impact for teachers. When professional development is disconnected from teachers’ needs it can feel irrelevant at best, and in many situations, can overwhelm teachers. The research about what does work, though, is clear. The disjointed […]

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Articles
What Characterizes an Optimal Learning Environment?

A Powerful Mix of Practices that Accelerate Student Learning By Kathleen Cushman, co-author, Belonging and Becoming (Harvard Education Press), and Wendy Baron, Chief Officer, Social and Emotional Learning, New Teacher Center  The minute you walk into a classroom, you sense its atmosphere — but you might not know how that ambiance came to pass. Are […]

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Featured Blogs
Change the Odds by Resolving the Teacher Shortage

By New Teacher Center —  We’re in the midst of our first major teacher shortage since the 1990s, and this shortage could soon reach crisis levels in many areas of the country. According to the Learning Policy Institute’s recent study, U.S. classrooms were short approximately 60,000 teachers last year, and that could increase to over 100,000 […]

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