Category: Induction

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 such a role? With the help of her NTC mentor, Jackson was able to not only better understand where her […]

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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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Webinar Recap: Let’s Play Ball! Bringing High-Quality Coaching to Your Team

By Lynn Kepp, NTC Sr. VP of Program Operations and Finance —  At New Teacher Center, we believe that when we focus on teachers, the entire community succeeds. By accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers, experienced teachers and school leaders through high-quality coaching, we ultimately improve student learning. In our recent webinar “Let’s Play Ball! How to Bring High-Quality Coaching to Your Team,” we discussed how to improve the results of your coaching and professional learning programs with two […]

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