From TNTP, a new 24-page paper:
Leap Year explores a simple idea: The first year is the most important year of a teacher’s career, and we need to treat it that way. While many schools and teacher training programs treat teachers’ first year like a warm-up, we should instead see it as a critical window of opportunity to help teachers develop essential skills and determine whether they can make a successful career teaching.
Couldn't agree more.
The mission of Match Teacher Residency (MTR) is to create unusually effective rookie teachers.