Alexandra Castellanos Smith: How we can help teachers succeed during COVID

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Alexandra Castellanos Smith writes about how we can help teachers succeed during COVID

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'One in three new teachers without a mentor leave the profession within five years but that ratio dramatically changes for the better when new teachers have colleagues they can count on,' writes Alexandra Castellanos Smith.

Alexandra Castellanos Smith writes about how we can help teachers succeed during COVID

found that African American teachers were more than twice as likely as others to say they planned to leave, which will hurt our efforts to diversify the profession.My own journey highlights the power of mentoring. My mom was my first teacher, taking time every night to show me the alphabet, basic arithmetic and to teach me how to read in Spanish. I still remember the way she would draw a swan out of the number two to teach me numbers.

Later, when I was sorting out what to do with my college degree, my sister encouraged me to join her as a teacher.Our district has a relatively new mentorship program, which paired me with a master teacher who checked in weekly and gave me advice and curriculum support. Participating in every aspect of the training made me a better teacher with a sense of self that has influenced the way I view my chosen profession. I credit it for helping me become one of only five recipients this year of the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence from the

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My own journey highlights the power of mentoring. My mom was my first teacher, taking time every night to show me the alphabet, basic arithmetic and to teach me how to read in Spanish. Al Amrhein | For NJ Advance Media Today, Rowan is a full-time boudoir photographer. I still remember the way she would draw a swan out of the number two to teach me numbers. He was joined by other school and state officials for the announcement, including Los Angeles Unified Board President Kelly Gonez, Los Angeles Unified Interim Superintendent Megan K. Later, when I was sorting out what to do with my college degree, my sister encouraged me to join her as a teacher. “Every step along the way gave me the technical skills and the discipline obviously with the military and working in those environments, to be able to run my own business. Our district has a relatively new mentorship program, which paired me with a master teacher who checked in weekly and gave me advice and curriculum support." "As dedicated faculty and staff, we take seriously our responsibility to provide our students with adaptable instructions and quality education throughout this ongoing pandemic," the teachers said.

Participating in every aspect of the training made me a better teacher with a sense of self that has influenced the way I view my chosen profession.” In 2020, Rowan opened a new studio for her business “ Adrian Rowan Photography ,” at 1 E.D. I credit it for helping me become one of only five recipients this year of the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence from the NEA Foundation . These days, I share my projects and lesson plans with my colleagues., in Merchantville. I help translate materials, brainstorm with our AP teachers and highlight professional development opportunities. I also have created a guidebook for teachers about how to best support our English language learners. “While the magazine has changed a lot since my high school days, back then the male gaze was overtly apparent in their work so I kind of dropped the idea of being a professional nude photographer, but still pursued photography.

Experts report that mentorships are particularly effective when the mentors are well trained and use strategies. This can include helping a new teacher dive into student data or watching a new teacher at the front of the classroom and providing feedback. “A great boudoir session should be an experience that’s empowering and fun. Students benefit as well. Researchers have found that when new teachers are part of a high-quality mentorship program, their students saw an additional two to four months of learning in reading and an additional two to five months of learning in math. Showing you another side of yourself, your inner self and the self you want to manifest,” Rowan said. Advocating for mentoring might come as a surprise to some of my students.

That’s because they know my favorite book is “ . We have created a body positive, judgment free, self-love zone in which you can explore your different sides.