Monthly archive February, 2011

’13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment’ encourages new teachers to determine proactive ways to work with veteran teachers, principals and parents (Part Two)

by Nick Ferentinos JEA Mentoring Committee In a presentation at the New Teacher Center’s Annual Symposium in San Jose, Calif., “Leveraging the School Culture to Support New Teacher Mentoring,” Harry Ross and Steve Zemelman addressed the practical strategies taken from their book, “13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment: Taking a More Active Role in Your School...

What mentors and new teachers can learn from ’13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment: Taking a More Active Role in Your School Community’ (Part One)

by Nick Ferentinos JEA Mentoring Committee One of the challenges new teachers face is learning their school’s culture. For some, it’s a shock because the community is unlike their own school experience. Teachers are generally middle class, but they often find themselves in a school that has high poverty and a culture which is unfamiliar...

New Teacher Center Symposium keynoter Ronald Ferguson presented ‘Creating Learning Conditions for Student Success’

by Nick Ferentinos JEA Mentoring Committee Years ago, I learned that when it comes to new teacher induction, “All roads lead to Santa Cruz,” referring, of course, to the New Teacher Center (newteachercenter.org) in Santa Cruz, Calif. And every winter, that road moves “over the hill,” as the locals say, to the “Capital of Silicon...