Join the Teacher Development Discussion

Here at TNTP, we’ve been mulling over how to train, support, and develop teachers since, well, pretty much the beginning of time. Let’s just say we never get tired of grappling with the challenge of how to help more teachers get great at one of the toughest jobs on the planet—and how to ensure more kids get access to those great teachers, too.

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ve already heard about The Mirage, our recent report in which we shared what we learned after two years of digging into teacher development efforts in three large school districts and one charter network.

The Mirage explores how school districts are supporting teachers to improve over time. But what about the work we do within our own teacher training program, to develop brand new teachers to enter the classroom? How do we know the teachers we’re certifying have the skills they need? And how can we get better at preparing new teachers for the classroom, and at setting them up for long-term growth and success?

This week, we’re exploring those questions (and others) over on Medium, as part of a collaboration between Medium and the U.S. Department of Education. Spoiler alert: There are no easy answers. But we invite you to head over to Medium, learn more about our latest thinking and the tools we’re using to tackle these challenges, and weigh in with your own thoughts.

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

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Today, we work side-by-side with educators, system leaders, and communities across 39 states and over 6,000 districts nationwide to reach ambitious goals for student success.

Yet the possibilities we imagine push far beyond the walls of school and the education field alone. We are catalyzing a movement across sectors to create multiple pathways for young people to achieve academic, economic, and social mobility.

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