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Our 3-Part Program
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Mastermind Group Membership
The heart of the mastermind program.
Mastermind groups are comprised of 4-8 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.
Monthly, virtual instructional coaching from an experienced teacher outside of your 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 you're focusing on right now.
2020-2021 Program Details
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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. Email us if you’d like to join later than this to check for spots: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.