15 Sep 2014

New Teacher Center has identified five common “tensions” that mentors experience when they assume their new role: building a new identity; developing trusting relationships; accelerating teacher development; mentoring in challenging contexts; and learning leadership skills.

18 Aug 2014

New Teacher Center Policy Director Liam Goldrick says a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization, helps highlight the growing issue of teacher attrition and present solutions.

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."

04 May 2014

As this school year comes to an end, many districts and schools will reflect on the successes of the year and begin to plan for the next school year. Budget priorities will be reassessed and debated. In this situation, it is important to let education leaders know that the best investment they can make is in a high-quality teacher induction program. Here are ten reasons why.

10 Mar 2014

Since the passage of No Child Left Behind, with its intense focus on math and reading, NTC's Alyson Mike has had growing concerns that STEM education would become just “M.” In this post, she explains that's why she's feeling optimistic about the completion of Next Generation Science Standards.