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Why Our Nonprofit Needs a Custom Online Learning Platform

By Seewan Eng, Vice President of Digital Transformation, New Teacher Center At the New Teacher Center, we work with educators every day to provide them with support to be truly effective. We understand that students are unique — individual learners with individual needs. Teachers and teacher leaders must have an arsenal of approaches to be able to respond to their students. We also recognize that adults are unique and individual learners. This why the New Teacher […]

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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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Listening Well

The Quiet Secret that Propels Active Learning By Kathleen Cushman, co-author, Belonging and Becoming (Harvard Education Press), and Wendy Baron, Chief Officer, Social and Emotional Learning, New Teacher Center  What does it look like when someone listens well? How can you get your students to do that—when listening to what you say, and when working with each other? How can you get better at listening to them? Teachers encounter the listening challenge every day, with students […]

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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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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 students acting bored and restless, or provoking their peers? You may have your theories, but the possibilities abound. If you […]

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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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