New Teachers

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Teaching Profession Opinion I Started Teaching During the Pandemic. Here's What I Learned
What’s it like launching a teaching career over Zoom? Kindergarten teacher Alicia Simba reflects on an unusual first year in the profession.
Alicia Simba, May 18, 2021
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Misti Kemmer, a 4th grade teacher at Russell Elementary School in Los Angeles, had a negative experience being mentored as a new teacher, but is now a mentor herself.
Misti Kemmer, a 4th grade teacher at Russell Elementary School in Los Angeles, had a negative experience being mentored as a new teacher, but is now a mentor herself.
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Recruitment & Retention Mentors Matter for New Teachers. Advice on What Works and Doesn't
Mentorships can go a long way in keeping new teachers in the field. But not all mentor-mentee relationships are created equal.
Elizabeth Heubeck, May 4, 2021
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Recruitment & Retention Jobs for New Teachers: What the Market Looks Like Right Now
New teachers are searching for jobs in a recruiting season like no other. Here are some insights on what to expect.
Elizabeth Heubeck, April 7, 2021
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Student Achievement Where Can We Find Lots of Tutors? Bill in Congress Would Deploy Teachers-in-Training
A bipartisan proposal in the Senate eyes teacher-candidates as a promising source to help districts scale up intensive tutoring programs.
Stephen Sawchuk, February 25, 2021
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Teaching Profession Opinion How to Host a Virtual Back-to-School Night, and Other Timely Advice for Principals
"How do I win over parents who see this as a political issue rather than a public-health one?" Sharif El-Mekki answers quandaries from school leaders.
Sharif El-Mekki, August 19, 2020
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Teaching Profession Video Larry Ferlazzo’s Tips for New Teachers this Fall
Larry Ferlazzo offers tips and resources for first-time teachers as they navigate the shift to distance learning.
Larry Ferlazzo, July 22, 2020
Teaching Profession Opinion Public Schools Need the Equivalent of Teaching Hospitals
New teachers in high-poverty schools don't get the training they need, write Suzanne Donovan and Bruce Alberts. They and their students suffer for it.
Suzanne Donovan & Bruce Alberts, July 13, 2020
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Curriculum Tennessee Seeks New Teacher, Principal Requirements in 'Science of Reading'
The Tennessee department of education is proposing unsually comprehensive legislation that will require all current and new K-3 teachers, and those who train them, to know evidence-based reading instruction.
Catherine Gewertz, February 3, 2020
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Teaching Profession No, Mentoring a Student-Teacher Won't Hurt Your Evaluation Score, Study Suggests
Mentoring a student-teacher won't hurt a teacher's district evaluation score—in fact, it might even give it a boost, according to a working study.
Héctor Alejandro Arzate, June 10, 2019
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Teaching Profession 'Don't Be Afraid to Ask Questions': 5 Tips for New Teachers
As the school year begins, veteran educators have offered advice for new teachers on Twitter, using hashtags like #ntchat and #newteacherjourney. Education Week collected some of the highlights.
Sarah Schwartz, August 14, 2018
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Teaching Profession Blog The New Teacher Chat: Advice, Tips, and Support
In this blog, an early-career teacher and an expert on new teachers engaged in a series of chats on the challenges and joys of starting a career in teaching. Teacher Amanda Austin Becker and educational consultant Lisa Dabbs also shared tips and lessons learned for those important first years in the classroom. (The New Teacher Chat ceased publishing in November 2018.)
November 20, 2017
Teaching Profession Video: Second-Year Teachers Share Some Advice for Rookies
Education Week asked two second-year teachers to share some tweets with advice for new teachers—and to reflect on their own triumphs and struggles their first year in the classroom.
Madeline Will, September 13, 2017
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Teaching Profession Video Second-Year Teachers Share Some Advice for Rookies
Shaniqua McShan and Joelle Barreau, second-year teachers at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Washington, read tweets with advice for new teachers. They reflect on their own struggles and triumphs from their first year in the classroom.
September 12, 2017
Teaching Profession Opinion Who Is the Ideal Teaching Candidate?
Where do good teachers come from? How do we pick promising candidates out of the crowd? What is the secret to putting the right people in the classroom?
Nancy Flanagan, August 21, 2017
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