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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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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 stretch out of her comfort zone and make a difference for kids. By Sara Chapin Compared to others entering the […]

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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 way professional development has been approached in the past needs to be reimagined and transformed into a much more comprehensive, […]

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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, try out new approaches and ultimately bring his lesson ideas to life. By Zachary Cote My story is probably not […]

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Six Game-Changing Skills to Instill in Coaches, Teachers and Students

By Ellen Moir —  The secret to succeeding in any profession – from major league baseball to teaching – is to not only master the fundamentals, but to identify and build advanced skills that take your performance from good to great to elite. In baseball, coaches and players focus on building a progression of skills, from the basics of each position to the game-changing skills and techniques required to perform at the major league level and improve in-game decision making. […]

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Webinar Recap: Let’s Play Ball! Bringing High-Quality Coaching to Your Team

By Lynn Kepp, NTC Sr. VP of Program Operations and Finance —  At New Teacher Center, we believe that when we focus on teachers, the entire community succeeds. By accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers, experienced teachers and school leaders through high-quality coaching, we ultimately improve student learning. In our recent webinar “Let’s Play Ball! How to Bring High-Quality Coaching to Your Team,” we discussed how to improve the results of your coaching and professional learning programs with two […]

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