Second grade social studies folder in Sun Prairie classroom

Student learning increased by up to five months with NTC induction model

Shirley Smith | September 18, 2017

Released June, 2017 Students gain up to five months of additional learning when new teachers receive high-quality mentoring New Teacher Center’s Induction Model Proven to Increase Student Achievement, According to New U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) Results…..

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Kristin Murcott and the value of being mentored

Shirley Smith | May 16, 2017

You might think visiting the second-grade classroom of a second-year teacher in the middle of a science lesson—at the end of the day near the end of the school year, no less—would be a bit chaotic. But if you’re talking…..

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Marc Heuer

Mentoring transformed Marc Heuer’s teaching practice

Shirley Smith | May 2, 2017

“Do you like helping Mr. Heuer with things like greeting visitors?” I asked the student who met me at the office of McFarland’s Indian Mound Middle School. Smiling to herself, she leaped into one big skip. “I love Mr. Heuer,”…..

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