NTC Updates

In an Op-Ed published by the Huffington Post titled, “Fixing the Leaky Bucket: Teacher Recruitment or Retention?” New Teacher Center Founder and CEO Ellen Moir advocates for a solution for retaining new teachers while accelerating their effectiveness through high quality mentoring and induction programs.

An excerpt:

We've found over and over that high-quality mentoring programs increase beginning teacher retention by over 20%, importantly while also increasing the effectiveness of those new teachers and their impact on student learning. When school leaders decide to put a high quality induction model in place, new teachers feel better able to make a difference for their students, handle classroom management and even take on teacher leader roles. And they remain committed to teaching. Indeed, a survey of Teachers of the Year noted access to a mentor as the biggest contributor to their growth as a beginning teacher.