Jewish New Teacher Project


The Jewish New Teacher Project (JNTP) accelerates the effectiveness of beginning teachers’ classroom practice through high-quality, intensive mentoring. JNTP-trained mentors guide them in developing practical skills in classroom management, lesson planning and pedagogy, and also provide emotional and practical support as they adjust to their first years of teaching. Through this process, JNTP increases teacher retention and student achievement and brings the language of teaching standards, collaboration and professional development into school culture. In 2017-18, 167 mentors in 64 schools across nine states and Canada are being trained to support 183 first or second-year novice teachers.

JNTP is part of the New Teacher Center (NTC) in Santa Cruz, CA, which, since 1998, has provided comprehensive, research-based instructional mentoring and professional development programs for the public school system.

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