Starting a new year with new teachers.
Submitted by Kathy_Tracey on July 4, 2017 - 9:07pm
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We are starting a new year and getting our class schedules and new teachers ready. Soon, students will be entering the classroom - eager to learn to read, build skills, gain employment, and even go to college. I invite you to read the article about how new teachers need a master's support. The author, Tim Goral, says" new teachers are too often left to fend for themselves, without the benefit of an artisan-apprentice relationship."
I would also like to share a resources from the LINCS collection about What Makes Teaching Effective? This report identifies strategies for planned professional learning. "Beginning and experienced teachers alike can benefit from professional learning.44 To target the most important areas for improvement, instructors should consider three aspects of any professional development opportunity: relevance to their own teaching, relevance to their own proficiency, and program priority level."
Let's think about these resources. What information do new teachers need to have? How many of you have mentorship programs? And what PD do you plan at the beginning of the year?
I'd love to hear your thoughts.