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New teacher center Educator effectiveness: Enhancing instructional Practices and helping students succeed

The New Teacher Center’s (NTC’s) Continuum of Teaching Practice Core Capabilities is organized to describe what a teacher should know and be able to do. It provides a description of teaching that respects the diverse ways teachers pursue excellence in teaching and learning and is a tool for self-reflection, goal setting, and inquiry into practice.

With this Continuum summary, NTC is breaking down the research-based, key qualities of great, effective teachers and outlining HOW teacher induction and instructional coaching can combat the barriers to such educator qualities and take the steps to attract and retain effective educators.

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New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders. Founded by teachers in 1998, NTC works in conjunction with school districts, state policymakers and educators across the country to provide all educators with the support and resources necessary to succeed from their first day to their last. NTC’s programs are built upon evidence-based principles for developing a talented and effective educator workforce, and are proven to accelerate teacher effectiveness, reduce teacher churn and improve student achievement.

What we do

New Teacher Center is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving student learning by guiding a new generation of educators. We have made it our mission to overcome challenges teachers and students face by providing all educators with the support and resources necessary to succeed from their first day to their last.

By working in conjunction with school districts, state policymakers and educators from across the country to increase the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders at all levels, NTC has developed a series of results-oriented programs that align with district learning goals and address teacher induction, instructional coaching and school leadership development. All of these programs take place on premises within local school environments.