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Ongoing Teacher Support
We work with graduates of the Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) through their first years of teaching to help them become highly effective teachers and leaders. Building on the themes introduced during our pre-service curriculum, our ongoing professional development helps teachers make evidence-based decisions that result in improved student learning.
A team of Clinical Teacher Educators (CTEs) work with residents, graduates, and their colleagues to understand their students as thinkers and to practice methods of ambitious instruction that lead to better outcomes for students.
The CTEs offer three types of support:
Content-focused coaching groups: Collaborative learning groups for BTR graduates and their colleagues are offered throughout the school year. The groups (by subject area) are usually focused on a specific aspect of content-related pedagogy are designed to help teachers reach the next stage of teaching.
One-on-one coaching: CTEs help BTR graduates meet their personal learning goals by conducting classroom observations, co-teaching lessons, and providing lesson-planning support.
Professional learning communities: Most BTR graduates work in schools with other residency graduates; CTEs support these groups of like-minded teachers as they collaborate in teams to improve student outcomes and continuously improving their practice.
All of this work in grounded in daily classroom practice and guided by student performance data.