14 Jan 2015

In her book, Building a Better Teacher, Chalkbeat's Elizabeth Green sparked many thoughtful conversations by asking, "Are great teachers born or made?" In this post, New Teacher Center Policy Director argues there is no such thing as a finished product when it comes to highly effective teachers, and that we need policies and systems that support the growth of all teachers. 

13 Nov 2014

I greeted the teachers as they arrived for the beginning teacher after school professional development (PD). They were friendly as they greeted me, but most of all, excited to see each other. The room buzzed!

15 Sep 2014

New Teacher Center has identified five common “tensions” that mentors experience when they assume their new role: building a new identity; developing trusting relationships; accelerating teacher development; mentoring in challenging contexts; and learning leadership skills.

18 Aug 2014

New Teacher Center Policy Director Liam Goldrick says a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization, helps highlight the growing issue of teacher attrition and present solutions.

11 Jun 2014

Mentor Abby Paske calls mentoring hard work. In this post, she goes on to describe it as, "a constant give and take between building trust and pushing forward, facilitating reflection, and adopting an instructive approach. It is hard to fully appreciate the impact I am having on a day-to-day basis, but when I do get to see the results of my efforts, it is even sweeter as I know they have been hard won."