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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 Strengthening New Teacher Induction

By Ellen Moir —  Even though new teachers enter the profession full of optimism and passion, one in five quit before they even hit their stride in classroom effectiveness. When new teachers aren’t prepared for the realities of the classroom, it’s their students who pay the price. Student learning suffers when inexperienced teachers struggle alone to meet their wide-ranging needs or lose precious class time establishing and maintaining structures that keep students engaged and productively learning. […]

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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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How to Improve Your Team’s Batting Average

By Lynn Kepp, NTC Sr. VP of Program Operations and Finance — Baseball players and their coaches understand the importance of measuring performance and identifying the best ways to improve. To improve the batting average of an entire team, coaches support new players in honing the game’s fundamentals and help experienced players fine-tune specific skills and mechanics. Successful district leaders use the same approach in their schools. They use key metrics like student achievement, teacher effectiveness and teacher […]

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Coaching for a Successful Rookie Season

By Ellen Moir —  As rookie baseball players take to the field for the first time this season, we can’t help but wonder: When your new teachers first step into the “batter’s box” this fall, will they have the coaching they need to hit the ball, or will they strikeout with students? School leaders across the country are spending an increasing amount of time and effort to recruit and select teachers to fill vacancies due […]

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