Teacher Induction & Mentoring
Teaching Video Tips From Acclaimed Teachers: Building a Network of Supportive Peers
State teachers of the year offer advice on finding mentors and building a support system within the school building.
Professional Development New Teachers Need Strong Mentors. Two Pros Offer Tips
A discussion of 8 essential elements for setting up and sustaining a mentorship program for new teachers.
Teacher Preparation Here's What Separates the Best Teacher Mentors from the Just-Sort-of-OK Ones
They're empathetic listeners who offer lots of constructive feedback, our readers say.
Teaching Profession In Their Own Words From Hospice Work to 1st Grade: One Teacher's Career-Changing Journey
A 1st grade teacher in Tennessee shares her journey into the classroom through an apprenticeship model, and the joys and challenges so far.
Recruitment & Retention A New Teacher at 50: Inside the Struggle to Rebuild America's Black Teaching Workforce
A suburban Chicago school district was desperate to hire more teachers of color and root out racism. Enter DarLisa Himrod.
Teacher Preparation Opinion ‘We Are Desperate, Too’: A Message From a Teacher-Educator
Teacher-candidates can do more for your school than just fulfill their required hours. Here are 4 steps for better university partnerships.
Teacher Preparation Video I Am Native American and a Teacher. That Matters to My Students
A 2004 University of Oregon graduate helps her students see that it’s possible to be both Native and a teacher.
Teacher Preparation Opinion First-Year Teachers Need Support This Year. Here Are 5 Ways Prep Programs Can Help
Do the teachers and administrators stepping into the classroom or school office for the first time during the pandemic have what they need?
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.
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.
School Climate & Safety Opinion What Happens to Student-Teachers Now? A Guide for Teachers
You can still keep prospective teachers in the fold remotely, writes John Pascarella. Here are 7 steps to make it work.
Teacher Preparation Video On a Mission to Help Student-Teachers Thrive—and Stay in the Profession
Marsha Francis, the program director of GO First Step in Fulton County, Ga., has rethought how the district handles student teaching.
Recruitment & Retention Video Revamping How a School System Hires, Places, and Supports Teachers and Educators
Gonzalo La Cava, chief of human resources in Palm Beach County, Fla., knows that schools must be strategic about finding the right teachers.
Professional Development Q&A Outgoing New Teacher Center CEO: 'Teachers Are Not Born, They're Developed'
On the eve of her retirement from the New Teacher Center, Ellen Moir reflects on lessons learned in a decades-long career in teacher development.