Sunday, March 29, 2015

secondary STEM teacher? ask a mentor.

Ever have a question you need answered from an expert teacher? Ever want feedback on an aspect of your teaching? Ask a Mentor.

Because secondary teachers in the STEM fields are often the only specialist in their building (or sometimes even their district), it can be hard to find mentors that are content specialists as well as teaching experts for new STEM teachers. 

The New Teacher Center is offering a wonderful, FREE service for secondary teachers in STEM fields. You can select one of their vetted mentors, specialists in their fields, and submit a question (and can upload a video of your teaching too) for feedback. You'll receive feedback, either written or by video, within 48 hours of submitting your question.

If you check it out, post a comment about how it worked!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

webinars for new teachers

New Teacher Help is a professional learning community (PLC) that helps new teachers get advice and support, and share experiences about the first years of teaching.

In order to support new teachers, New Teacher Help provides a series of free webinars, live chats, and online discussions. The upcoming webinars are hosted
 by Shannon Holden, who has been a high school and middle school teacher and administrator, and a new teacher coach, in North Dakota, Texas, and Missouri for 20 years.

Check out the list below, and see if any of these webinars might be helpful to you and your practice!