Helping New Teachers Thrive
October 5, 2016
This special report explores the challenges facing new teachers and the ways schools, colleagues, and other stakeholders can better support them. According to new data highlighted in the report, new teachers now make up a significant segment of U.S. teaching force, making their ability to thrive in the profession an increasingly central policy issue.
- Teacher Preparation Universities Revamping Teacher Prep to Provide More Hands-On TrainingThree universities are developing residency-style teacher-preparation programs in an effort to keep the graduates in the teaching profession, particularly in high-needs schools.Teaching Profession Looking for More Support, New Teachers Turn to Online CommunitiesTo supplement their school- or district-provided mentoring, many novice teachers are seeking support from online and social media communities.Education Induction Program for New Science Teachers Starts With Exploration (Video)The Exploratorium's Teacher Induction Program aims to keep new teachers in the classroom by offering access to scientific inquiry and the support of a professional community.Teaching Profession In U.S. Schools, New Teachers Are Hardly a NoveltyEverybody involved in K-12 education knows that new teachers tend to need a lot of extra support. What they may not fully grasp, however, is just how many new teachers are out there.Education Opinion What I Learned From My Failures—and Victories—in My First Year TeachingManaging student behavior can be the top challenge for new teachers. Rachel Thompson shares her three reflections after a year of successes and failures.
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