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From the Current Issue:
The newest teachers are coming back to school soon, but many of them will be gone in 1-5 years, before they've had the opportunity to fully master their craft and before you, the students, and your school have had the opportunity to take full advantage of their talents and the new ideas and energy they bring. This special issue of INBOX focuses on these newest members, the challenges they face, how we can help them, and how they can help themselves to learn, grow, stay, and contribute to the profession.
Research Says/New Teachers Face Three Common Challenges
Note: Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study (BTLS) from the National Center for Education Statistics Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
Teacher Burnout: You're Not Alone
New teachers who collaborate with colleagues are more likely not to burn out and to stay in the profession. Nicholas Provenzano's blog, Edutopia.org, July 18, 2013
Note: "Teachers Need Systemic Support, Ample Time for Collaboration" and Team Up for 21st Century Teaching and Learning: What Research and Practice Reveal about Professional Learning from the National Commission on Teaching & America's Future
Try These Ideas for Building Networks of Support
Blogging for Collaborative Learning and Reflective Practice
In this post, Jennifer Isgitt talks about how blogging is both useful and re-energizing, providing her with opportunities for greater collaborative learning and reflective practice, as well as motivating her to "try new classroom practices, lessons, and tools." Literacy in Learning Exchange, National Center for Literacy Education
Seriously, Why Haven't You Joined Twitter Yet?
Finding Common Ground blog, Education Week, July 17, 2013
Consider starting or joining a group on the NCLE Literacy in Learning Exchange!
A Few Ideas for the Classroom and the Teacher
Teachers as "Givers, Takers & Matchers": An Interview with Adam Grant
Classroom Q&A blog, Education Week Teacher, July 21, 2013
Innovative Coaching Models
The Teaching Channel
Beginning Teacher Induction: What the Data Tell Us
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