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New Teacher Center Names Desmond Blackburn CEO

  Dear NTC Community, We are thrilled to announce that Desmond Blackburn, Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools, Chief for Change, and Broad Fellow, will be taking on the role of CEO of New Teacher Center (NTC). This is a new and exciting chapter for NTC, and we will use this amazing opportunity to build upon […]

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JNTP
JNTP training has long-term impact, both in and out of the classroom

Over the past 15 years, JNTP has trained over 1,000 beginning teachers and mentors in Jewish day schools across North America to be more effective in their roles. Most remain classroom teachers; others have moved on to day school administration, positions at other educational institutions and even careers outside of education. In celebration of our […]

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Teaching Conditions
Why is the first year so difficult for new teachers? It doesn’t have to be.

Ellen Moir New Teacher Center Founder and CEO We all have a story of an amazing teacher who made a difference, or at least know of one. For me, it was my high school Spanish teacher, Miss Hayward. Miss Hayward was deeply committed to her students. She helped me to be the first in my […]

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NTC Statement on School Violence

NTC Statement on School Violence By Liam Goldrick and Wendy Baron At a time of unspeakable tragedy and violence, our nation is witnessing a historic outpouring of student leadership. Students from across America are speaking up, challenging the status quo, and insisting our political leaders take actions that will reduce gun violence. Recent public statements […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, A day of celebration, remembrance, and service.

“Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is not only for celebration and remembrance, education and tribute, but above all a day of service.” – Coretta Scott King By: Tirzah Enumah, NTC Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion We are in the education sector because we want to serve kids. However, despite the efforts of millions […]

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General
It’s all about the feedback: Lessons Learned from the Federal i3 Grant Results

By: Ali Callicoatte Picucci, PhD, NTC Vice President of Impact and Improvement In June 2017, we released exciting, statistically significant results that showed students of NTC-supported teachers gain up to five months of additional learning in reading and math (that’s over half a school year!). More importantly, these results were found in schools with high […]

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Induction
Fulfilling the Promise and helping students learn

Rachel Jackson, a Chicago Public Schools third grade teacher, entered the teaching profession ready to make a difference for her students and community. Jackson understood, then and now, the profound impact that teachers have on their students and their ability to succeed, both in and out of the classroom. However, was she prepared to fulfill […]

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AVI CHAI Foundation Report Features Jewish New Teacher Project

A report from the Avi Chai Foundation and the Research Center for Leadership in Action (RCLA) at the Wagner School at New York University looks at the impact of mentoring in the classroom and beyond. The report makes clear that the mentors—whether veteran teachers in individual schools or visiting mentors itinerantly serving multiple schools—are becoming […]

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Perspective Taking and Gratitude What’s the Relationship?

By Owen M. Griffith and Wendy Baron “Seek first understand, then to be understood.” Stephen Covey 7 Habits of Highly Successful People Why Perspective Taking?  All too often, we hear stories of hate crimes and communities being torn apart by violence.  Underneath are attitudes of intolerance for others’ differences, such as race, culture, language, gender […]

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Articles
President Donald Trump’s rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) revokes American promise to nearly 800,000 young children.

New Teacher Center CEO Ellen Moir issued the following statement: Our country has been lauded as the ‘land of opportunity,’ where anyone can succeed if they just work hard enough. However, we know that this is not true. Those born into poverty, certain zip codes, or certain backgrounds all face barriers to reaching their full […]

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NTC Evidence of Retention

New Teacher Center built its induction work to support early career teachers with job-embedded, ongoing coaching support to help them get better faster and stay in the profession. For the past fifteen years, NTC has tracked and documented our impact on new teacher retention. NTC has a legacy of improving the retention of the teachers […]

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Statement: Responding to Charlottesville and Racism in America

New Teacher Center’’s CEO Ellen Moir Message to NTC Staff on the racism in Charlottesville: This weekend, racism once again became the image of our country. The events in Charlottesville and the gathering of white supremacists is abhorrent and has left many shocked that such a thing could happen in America. Yet, should we be […]

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JNTP participants and administrators weigh in on JNTP’s impact on teaching, learning and school culture

JNTP’s annual participant survey results are in and we couldn’t be more pleased with what we are hearing from the field! Participants and administrators feel that working with a mentor positively influences the beginning teacher’s teaching practice, as well as student learning in the teacher’s classroom. In addition, administrators see JNTP influencing the growth of […]

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Impact
How NTC’s Teacher Mentor Program Increases Student Learning

By: Ali Callicoatte Picucci, PhD, Vice President of Impact and Improvement The bottom line at NTC is clear—we develop teacher leaders who can close the achievement gap by improving student learning in high-needs schools. For us, this is about social justice and drives our organization. This mission has an ever-ascending bar for success. In 2012, […]

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Articles
Beyond the right answer

How ‘Productive Struggle’ Builds Our Understanding By Kathleen Cushman, co-author, Belonging and Becoming (Harvard Education Press), and Wendy Baron, Chief Officer, Social and Emotional Learning, New Teacher Center  Somehow we recognize it immediately, the scene in this lesson about interior angles of a polygon, videotaped in an eighth-grade classroom somewhere in the United States. Over […]

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Impact
Students gain up to five months of additional learning when new teachers receive high-quality mentoring

For Immediate Release: June 22, 2017 Media Contact: Lauren Empson, Director of Communications, lempson@jntp.newteachercenter.org Students gain up to five months of additional learning when new teachers receive high-quality mentoring New Teacher Center’s Induction Model Proven to Increase Student Achievement, According to New U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) Results   SANTA CRUZ, CA […]

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Support Student Success by Supporting Teacher Success – Title II Day of Action

By Liam Goldrick, Director of Policy Teachers and school principals are the two most important school-based factors for student success. If we aren’t properly supporting our educators, we can expect that educational progress will stagnate and inequities will deepen. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law a year and a half ago, […]

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Articles
The Art and Science of Developing Student Agency

By Kathleen Cushman, co-author, Belonging and Becoming (Harvard Education Press), and Wendy Baron, Chief Officer, Social and Emotional Learning, New Teacher Center  Dreaming up a capstone project for his science class, Ryan Gallagher wanted something that would put his San Diego eighth-graders in the driver’s seat, as learners. “There’s this game,” he said with a […]

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