NTC Updates

Ellen Moir, founder and CEO of New Teacher Center, takes the opportunity express the critical need for support of new teachers in the classroom in her latest contribution to Skoll World Forum, a year-round platform where executive audiences can engage with the world’s leading thinkers and doers of social change on key questions, challenges and opportunities. 

She explains that new teachers need support -- not only because they are not yet as effective as their more experienced peers, and also tend to work in lower achieving schools  -- but also so they can adeptly create a more personalized style of learning, where a teacher finds out what students want to learn and can meet them where they are through differentiated instruction. 

An excerpt:

Shifting what happens in schools to a more personalized style of learning, where a teacher finds out what students want to learn and can meet them where they are through differentiated instruction, is vital. The good news is there’s no shortage of new solutions to unlock its challenge. But initiatives like the ones described above are seldom simple to implement, especially at scale, and can often leave educators overwhelmed and ineffective.

This is especially true for new teachers, who are not yet as effective as their more experienced peers, but who tend to work in lower-achieving schools – where students need an effective teacher most.

So how can teachers make this significant shift toward personalized learning, fueling students’ curiosity so they are set up for a successful future?

Read the full blog post, “To fuel student curiosity, teachers’ roles must evolve.”