In an Op-Ed for TakePart, New Teacher Center Founder and CEO Ellen Moir says we need to give new teachers the right support, from the get-go, so they can actually make a difference in their students' lives.
When students across the country go back to school this month, the vast majority will have an inexperienced rookie teacher. It’s startling but true. The teaching workforce is “greening” and the most common teacher this year is a beginner in the first year of teaching.
Despite the current focus on making sure all educators are effective, we are not setting up most new teachers to make a difference, and their students pay the price.