We help new teachers thrive in the classroom
and stay balanced, happy, and passionate while they're at it.
You don't have to navigate the roller coaster of your first years of teaching by yourself.
That’s why we’re here to help.
What people say:
Our 3-Part Program
to Help You Thrive this Year:
Mastermind Family Membership
The heart of the mastermind program.
Mastermind groups are comprised of 6-8 new teachers and a facilitator and meet via Zoom for 90 minutes twice a month. Think of them as your teaching family for the year--teachers going through the same things as you and have your back.
As a member, you'll take turns in the “hot seat” where you share a teaching challenge and receive feedback and resources from the rest of the group. The group provides focused coaching on what you're struggling with, a non-evaluative space to ask questions, and the opportunity to develop your own leadership. We also provide time for reflection, goal-setting, and for learning about new teaching strategies. As a result, you won't just leave each session with a bigger teacher toolkit, but feeling validated, seen, encouraged, and motivated. In short: you'll leave each session a better and happier teacher x 10.
1-on-1 Coaching Optional Add-on
Virtual instructional coaching from an experienced teacher outside of your district (read safe space) to dive deep into specific teaching skills.
On-Demand Webinars Optional Add-on
Access to 200+ online professional development courses and webinars to learn from veteran teachers all over the country about skills you're focusing on right now.
Spring 2021 Mastermind Family Details
How to get started:
Join your New Mastermind Family Today:
Meet Our Team
Most frequently asked questions and answers
Typically, we start with wins, updates, or a discussion question to get us warmed up and feeling connected.
That is usually followed up by some sort of professional development that we’ve decided on as a group (reading an article, completing a targeted reflection, showing and discussing anonymous student work etc.). This is led by your veteran mentor.
Then the bulk of our time is spent on YOU and your hot seat. Each member takes turns on the hot seat each session, where you get 15-20 minutes to tell us about a situation you’re facing and ask for feedback, advice, or ideas. It’s like having your own board of advisors for every challenging moment you face this year–and all people that get the struggle and have found their own creative solutions to what you’re working with. THIS is where the mastermind magic happens.
After we finish hot seats, we typically set some goals, and then we say good-bye until our next meeting in 2 weeks!
0-3 years of teaching experience.
We have some new spots available for the Spring 2021 semester. Apply by 1/6/21. Deadline to apply for the 2021-2022 school year will be in early summer.
Currently, we have openings for Tuesdays from 4:30-6:00pm CT and 6:30-8pm CT, however new groups periodically open up, so stay tuned for other times.
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 from January 10th-June 10th.
To get the most out of the mastermid, teachers should expect to spend 1-2 additional hours a week on working toward their goals stated in the group.
Our Spring 2021 slot openings are currently $29/session, with a minimum 5-month commitment.
That comes out to $280 upfront, or $58/month for 5 months.
Because our mastermind families thrive on community, we ask for a 5-month commitment for the benefit of everybody in the group. It’s hard to open up in a group with a revolving door of members–so we like to keep our mastermind families together for at least a semester. However, if you join and are completely unsatisfied after your 2nd session, you can contact us for ending your membership early.
The best 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–this is huge!
- 5. Want to reach every student in their classroom and are willing to reflect, pivot, and possibly change what you’re doing in order to achieve that.
All K-12 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. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to start the process.
Apply by January 6th, 2020