Teacher Induction & Mentoring

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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?
Linda S. McKee, September 3, 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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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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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.
John Pascarella, April 8, 2020
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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.
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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.
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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.
Madeline Will, August 13, 2018
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Recruitment & Retention New Teachers Are Often Assigned to High-Poverty Schools. Why Not Train Them There?
Denver is testing a strategy for preparing new teachers: having them serve for a year as "associate teachers" in highly rated, high-poverty schools.
Brenda Iasevoli, August 3, 2018
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Recruitment & Retention Fla. Superintendent to Become the New Teacher Center's Next CEO
Desmond Blackburn, the superintendent of the Brevard County, Fla., school district, will lead the nonprofit that's well known for its work mentoring incoming educators across the country.
Madeline Will, May 14, 2018
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Professional Development What Works in Teacher Induction? The New Teacher Center Releases Its Standards
This is the first time that the New Teacher Center is releasing its standards to the public, instead of just its partner districts.
Madeline Will, February 13, 2018
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Recruitment & Retention Ellen Moir, New Teacher Center Founder, to Retire
After 20 years leading the New Teacher Center--a nonprofit well-known for its work mentoring incoming educators around the country--Ellen Moir has announced she will retire this summer.
Liana Loewus, October 16, 2017
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Teacher Preparation If We Fix Student Teaching, Will We Fix Teacher Shortages?
The president of the National Council on Teacher Quality presented what she sarcastically called a "radical" solution for both improving the pipeline of new teachers and filling specific teacher shortages: "Fix student teaching."
Liana Loewus, July 18, 2017
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Federal $2 Billion for Teacher Training, Salaries Eliminated in House Budget Plan
The plan released by the U.S. House of Representatives differs from President Trump's proposal in many ways, except this glaring one: It would also eliminate Title II funds that go toward teacher professional development.
Liana Loewus, July 13, 2017
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Recruitment & Retention Buffalo and Rochester Work Together to Recruit Teachers of Color
The two Upstate New York districts are venturing beyond the largely white region to tap a more diverse pool of educators.
Emmanuel Felton, February 28, 2017
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