We help new teachers thrive from day one.
Personalized, virtual professional development for new teachers
Supporting new teachers shouldn't be so hard.
That’s why we’re here to help.
The Mastermind Program Offers Teachers:
What people are saying:
Our 4-Part Program
for Helping New Teachers Thrive:
Mastermind Group Membership
The heart of the mastermind program.
Mastermind groups comprise of 4-8 new teachers from across the country and a facilitator and meet bi=monthly.
Teachers take turns in the “hot seat” where they share a teaching challenge and receive coaching and resources from the rest of the group. The group provides teachers focused coaching on their current challenges, a non-evaluative space to ask questions, and the opportunity to develop their own leadership.
Monthly, virtual instructional coaching from an experienced teacher outside of their district (read safe space) to dive deep into specific teaching skills.
Access to 200+ online professional development courses and webinars to learn from veteran teachers all over the country about skills they're focusing on right now.
As a principal with teachers enrolled, you'll receive regular trend reports on skills new teachers are working on to give ideas for direction in your own support.
2020-2021 Program Details
How to get started:
Give your teachers they support they need to thrive.
Meet the Team
Founder of New Teacher Masterminds
College Instructor. Former English teacher and Department Chair. M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. On a mission to connect and empower new teachers across the world to get the support they need, make an impact on their students, and feel confident in their career.
Abigail W. French
Veteran educator, curriculum writer, mastermind leader, and presenter. Passionate about working with others entering the teaching profession to enhance their individual strengths, build skill sets, and reach goals.
Most frequently asked questions and answers
Ideally, 0-3 years of teaching experience works best for these groups to make sure everyone benefits. However, teachers making a large grade or content switch can also benefit.
Deadline to enroll teachers in the 2020-2021 program is July 1, 2020.
Groups meet year-round for an 1.5 hours every other week between the hours of 4pm-9pm ET. Once enrolled, we work with your teachers to fit them into a group that works for their schedule, and then meet at the same day/time for every meeting.
At a minimum, teachers must be willing to commit to attending all mastermind meetings – which total 3 hours a month, at the same time every other week.
The success of the group depends on the attendance and participation of its members, so attendance is mandatory for all months of enrollment.
For maximum benefit from the group, teachers should expect to spend 1-2 additional hours a week either on working toward their goals stated in the group, an included workshop, or one-on-one coaching.
The success of the groups depends on the commitment by all the members, therefore it is imperative that all members join voluntarily. Therefore, I recommend offering the opportunity to teachers you think make a good fit (see guidelines below), and enrolling only those that volunteer to join.
The most productive mastermind members are teachers who:
- 1. Have 0-3 years of teaching experience
- 2. Can commit to 1.5 hour meetings every other week
- 3. Are able to work on their teaching goals or sharpening their skills around 1 hour/week outside of the mastermind
- 4. Are willing to both offer and receive help from other teachers
All grade levels and content areas are welcome.
Not at this time.
We use Zoom as our meeting platform, which is a web-based application. Teachers can access Zoom on any type of computer or tablet as well as their phone, as long as they have a webcam and microphone.
Absolutely. Click the link to enroll and follow the instructions.
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