03 Mar 2014

In this post about NTC's Symposium, Rob Schwartz explores how blended learning can transform K-12 education and educator professional learning, by using technology as a better way to differentiate and personalize instruction for our students. 

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. 

4 ways to get more from your district’s budget for teacher professional developm
28 Jan 2014

In the months ahead as budget cycles begin, you may find yourself facing the same challenge as many other district leaders across the country: What’s the best way to allocate a reducing or limited budget for professional development in the face of growing and sometimes competing priorities? Read four ways to make sure your district’s professional development has more impact.

Roxanna Elden Teacher and Author
12 Nov 2013

If you are familiar with Ellen Moir’s widely circulated "Phases of First-Year Teaching" – or if you have experience mentoring beginning teachers - you already know what season it is. The Disillusionment Phase is the time frame during which new teachers are most likely to burst into tears in public, type up resignation letters “just in case,” or fantasize about driving off a bridge on the way to work.

Social Emotional Learning must be embedded in effective teaching mentoring helps
25 Oct 2013

New Teacher Center Lead Coach Kyle Miller (Chicago) tells the story of a teacher who led him to believe that embedding Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in teacher practice is critical for students' futures, and how mentoring and induction helps.