Tag: teacher induction

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Evidence-Based Learning Opportunities Help Both Teachers and Students

By Liam Goldrick (@lgoldrick25), Director of Policy, New Teacher Center Baseball is my favorite sport. As cold temperatures and snow continue to impact parts of the United States, the presence of The Boys of Summer provides some existential warmth. But one question I do NOT find myself asking is, “Does every baseball player need a coach?” Then why do we too readily ask this very question about our teachers? Perhaps some people fundamentally believe that […]

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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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A Farewell Letter from NTC CEO and Founder Ellen Moir

Dear colleague and friend,  After 45 years in education, I am retiring. My career that began in 1972, when I turned the key and stepped into my first-grade classroom at Grace Thille Elementary in Santa Paula, CA, will conclude in just a few short weeks. It feels surreal to contemplate leaving NTC and, as you can imagine, I feel a swirl of emotions as I look ahead. I am so thankful to have had the […]

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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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