Induction coach Michelle Livsey leads Alyson Gorden in a mentoring conversation
15 Aug 2012

New teachers are often assigned to challenging classes and beginning Westerly (RI) High School math teacher Alyson Gorden was no exception.  In September, 2011,  Alyson learned that in one of her classes, most of the students had Individual Educational Plans and that she would be co-teaching the class with a special education teacher who had no background in math

Annameekee Hesik
13 Aug 2012

Annameekee Hesik's essay took first prize in our Mentor Writing Contest, made possible with support from MetLife Foundation. She is a mentor with the Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project.

Matt Katz
08 Aug 2012

Mr. Moses began his education career teaching Algebra at one of Chicago’s most notorious Southside high schools in November 2011. I began mentoring him through weekly, 90 minutes sessions in early December. He replaced a teacher who had been run-off by threats of physical violence. Below are journal excerpts from a few of our 18 visits. -- By Matt Katz, New Teacher Center induction coach (Chicago New Teacher Center) and consultant

01 Aug 2012

New Teacher Center (NTC) recently became a signatory on the Time to Succeed Coalition. Here, NTC Policy Analyst Jennifer Burn writes about how districts and schools should expand the time made available to new teachers and their mentors for ongoing professional development.

19 Jun 2012

Last month, something happened that – with the right political will – could change the teaching profession as we know it. In front of a May 2012 U.S. Department of Education convening of state and district education leaders from across the country, the heads of eight influential policy organizations signed a shared vision for transforming the teaching profession.