News Tag: Mentoring

General
A Look Back at Symposium 2020

This February 9-11, NTC hosted its 22nd Annual Symposium. Our annual Symposium is a flagship event designed to push your thinking and increase exposure to new opportunities for your district. Symposium is a gathering of thought leaders, state, and district leaders sharing their strategies to accelerate educator effectiveness and ensure student success. Our mission is to disrupt the predictability of educational inequities for systemically underserved students by accelerating educator effectiveness. Through Symposium, we’re bringing together our partners […]

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Commentary
We Need Good Teachers by Desmond K, Blackburn, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, NTC

Dear Grandma & Grandpa, I took your advice and became a teacher. I went further to become a leader of teachers. Now, I am working on developing an infinite stream of “good” teachers, support leaders, and systems that supplement their efforts. Thank you for the push!!!!! Your Grandson, Desmond  A Tale of Two Students More than 100 years ago on the small island of Jamaica, there was a little girl who absolutely adored school. She […]

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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 conversations about the work. I was, in fact, drowning in interactions or collaboration each day while at the same time parched for opportunities to connect and learn […]

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To Build Equity, Look to Early Childhood Education by Lisa Peloquin, Instructional Designer

Oak Park is a Chicago suburb known for its commitment to equity and celebrating the diversity of its citizens. We’ve seen this community embrace diversity throughout its history, while other cities did little to address the broadening representation of races, income levels, and professions among their citizens. In 1973, as neighboring Chicago struggled with racial tensions and “white flight,” the Oak Park Village Trustees created a policy statement, “Maintaining Diversity in Oak Park,” which hailed […]

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Impact
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 approach throughout the course of our 20 years in the field to fully reflect teachers’ needs and ending inequalities in education to close the achievement gap. NTC received several grants from the Department […]

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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, clarify, and support. Mentoring language is my friend.  How I build and sustain relationships affects what coaching stances I can use with each of my teachers. I am a teacher leader. […]

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