Our Approach

When we focus on teachers and school leaders, students succeed

Our program is designed to impact four core areas: student learning, educator effectiveness, leadership development and optimal learning environments. We take a consultative approach to identify the best fit for each school partner we work with, asking detailed questions to assess where to start.

JNTP is dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of beginning teachers in Jewish Day Schools. Our teacher induction model focuses on improving beginning teachers’ classroom practice through high quality, intensive mentoring, resulting in reflective practitioners who are responsive to the needs of all students, creating stronger classrooms and leading to higher student achievement.

JNTP-trained mentors meet weekly with their beginning teachers and guide them in developing practical skills in classroom management, lesson planning and pedagogy, and also provide emotional and practical support as they adjust to their first years of teaching.

JNTP now helps support new administrators through their transitions. We are coaching new administrators (1-3 years in role) responsible for supervising teachers.

There are two models:

  • One-on-one coaching support

  • A cohort of new administrators in the same geographical region

The Jewish New Teacher Project helps Jewish Day Schools achieve teaching excellence by increasing teacher effectiveness, teacher retention and student achievement and bringing the language of teaching standards, collaboration and professional development into school culture.

The Foundation of Our Work

Change happens in the classroom, and when this change occurs school-wide it has a lasting impact on students. We know that a continuous system of teacher-based supports can directly increase student learning. To have this impact, we have grounded our programs and solutions in research and are proven to increase educators’ instructional practices.


Our teacher-based supports focus on building educators’ instructional leadership through rigorous academic standards and best practices in social-emotional learning.


Through continuous observation cycles, mentors, and coaches, and school leaders learn to provide evidence-based feedback to help educators enhance their instructional practice and better reach every student. It is critical that every teacher receive such quality support throughout their career.


Schools must take a system-wide approach and build capacity to provide the time, resources, and opportunities for teachers to improve their instructional practice.


We work hand-in-hand with each of our school partners to ensure a smooth implementation of the program that will best meet the needs of educators and students. By providing teachers and school leaders consistent, instructional-based support, schools can create and sustain an impactful, quality educational environment.

  • 1

    Build relationship grounded in understanding school context and growth opportunities.

  • 2

    Develop program strategy in partnership with community and school leaders to meet student and educator needs.

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    Implement program, closely monitoring educator engagement and adoption of best practices.

  • 4

    Provide continuous educator support responsive to student and school needs.

  • 5

    Review program progress and create a network for shared learning.

Learn More About Our Solutions

When you work with JNTP, not only do you benefit from our decade plus of expertise in Jewish day schools, you also benefit from the association with one of the most sophisticated organizations addressing educational improvement in the country!