26 May 2015

 When Julie Wilson recognized the churn of new special education teachers in Kansas was intimately linked to teacher effectiveness and student achievement, she set a goal to help Kansas schools retain more highly effective special educators. This post explores how she is achieving that goal. 

12 May 2015

Traveling to New York City to see New Teacher Center’s work in the South Bronx involved a whirlwind schedule of interviews, shadowing mentors, and sitting in on professional development sessions with principals, mentors and parents. The itinerary had one brief window of opportunity for a personal adventure. I seized the moment, and the moment set a theme that resonated throughout the week’s work.

19 Mar 2015

Broward County Public Schools Chief Talent Development Officer Elisa Calabrese and her colleagues had an “aha” moment in 2012. They realized that if they were serious about human capital development and creating a highly effective teaching workforce, they needed to get serious about a unified and cohesive coaching model.

11 Jun 2014

Mentor Abby Paske calls mentoring hard work. In this post, she goes on to describe it as, "a constant give and take between building trust and pushing forward, facilitating reflection, and adopting an instructive approach. It is hard to fully appreciate the impact I am having on a day-to-day basis, but when I do get to see the results of my efforts, it is even sweeter as I know they have been hard won."

Nakita Thomas e-Mentor
07 Feb 2014

After teaching for 15 years, last year was very special. It was a year of recognition and reflection. Firstly, after a rigorous recruitment process I was selected once again to be an e-mentor in New Teacher Center’s e-Mentoring for Student Success Program (eMSS). This is my third year and it is a privilege for me to serve as a mentor. Secondly, I was short-listed for the TNTP (The New Teacher Project) Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice.