Subject: TR@TC Induction | November, 2018 | Fall Edition

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Induction and Beyond
Teaching Residents @ Teachers College
November 2nd, 2018 | November Edition Newsletter
Welcome to our second installment of the Induction Newsletter. We hope that last month's content was both informative and practical, and welcome your feedback as we continue to fine-tune this resource.

November marks the beginning of the trajectory towards the end of the calendar year, and the time in which we may find ourselves in deep reflection about the events that have transpired, and the things we would like to accomplish before year's end.

With this in mind, I invite you to be intentional about creating spaces for you and your students to reflect on all the things that fill your heart with gratitude. 

Wishing you a healthy and happy Thanksgiving holiday. 

Yours Truly,
The TR@TC2 Induction Team

Co-Working and New Teacher 
Professional Development
Fall is a busy time at TR@TC! Please see below and stop by to learn, plan, and (maybe) collect some goodies for your classroom!

  • Monday, November 12th: Co-Teaching and Co-Working10-4pm Grace Dodge 279
  • Saturday, November 17th: The Black Teacher Project Racial Affinity Space centered on Self Care and Sustainability with Antiganee Cain 3pm-5pm Zankel 406 
  • Monday, December 3rd: Self Care Workshop II  with Laura Marie 4-8pm (RSVP)
  • Thursday December 13th: Self Care Workshop II with Rosalina 4-7pm (RSVP)
  • Monday, January 28th: Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures (TBD)
  • January-February: Financial Peace Workshop (TBD)
**Stay Tuned for Emails with additional details about each Co-Working/PD Day
Raising Consciousness 
Overcoming Hate: A Circle on the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre 

We are heartbroken and horrified by the recent tragedy in Pittsburgh, and were reminded of how often teachers must engage in difficult conversations regarding current events, with their students. The Morningside Center for Social Responsibility does a great jog of providing ample resources for these and many other tools that aim to help educators strengthen the classroom community. Click here to learn more.  

Sharing Credit: Laura Marie Thompson
Curriculum Planning
Looking for resources to help take your instruction to the next level? Check these out!

Illustrative Mathematics - Click here for FREE resources from Open Up, a non-proffit organization dedicated to making innovative instructional resources to all

Soul Fire Farm in the City Lawn to Garden Project - "Deciding to grow some of your own nutritious food is a statement to yourself..." Soul Fire Farm volunteers provide a no-cost raised bed and starter plants to qualifying Capital District Households. Please contact Amani ( for more information. 

Teaching For Black Lives - This latest installment, from Rethinking Schools, is one we are very excited about! Read more about this and many other resources by visiting or connect with your Induction Mentor to order a copy with your Stipend. Copies are also available, on loan, from TR@TC. Contact for more info.

Sharing Credit:  Amy Nelson-Boateng, Brian Inzeo, Micia Mosely, and Laura Marie Thompson
Journals, Subscriptions, and Online News
Here are some resources that will help you stay informed about the latest trends, news, and innovations connected to teaching and social justice. 

The Education Trust New York- Equity Express provides reports, info graphics, and other tools to help you remain connected and informed about Educational policy. 

The Raising of America Evaluation Report - We're beginning to see a shift in the way Americans think and talk about early childhood. More than 730,000 people as of this writing have screened and discussed one or more episodes of The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation in structured settings since the series’ 2015 release and its broadcast on public television. Events have been convened by more than 3,200 organizations in all 50 states as part of this public engagement initiative. Some of these events have been internal (for staff, member and leadership development), others external (with existing and new partners, constituents, the public and policy makers). Click here to keep reading!

California Newsreel - Film and Video for Social Change since 1968. Visit their website for details.

The New Teacher's Corner
Fall is a very busy season for teachers, especially new ones. This often means new teachers put off leveraging all resources available to them. 
Here are the Top 5 things to do this Fall:
1. Meet with your Chapter Leader and ask about the DOE Portal and Pension Account.
2. Register for a Tenure PD with the DOE
3. Set up your DOE Wageworks account! 
4. Get your UFT ID Card
5. Visit and create your profile, check out employee discounts, and learn about professional development offerings.

Teachers Caught Being...PHENOMENAL!
TEACHERS ROCK! Tenacity is truly your middle name, and we are inspired by your commitment to this noble profession. In every newsletter, we'll be sharing pictures and kudos that speak to the PHENOMENAL work you're doing in your schools 

Compliments of your Induction Mentors and Colleagues. Want to give a shout out to your TR@TC colleagues? Click here 
Kudos to...
“Shout out to Alia in her second year at PAHS enjoying co-creating and facilitating deep and heart felt circles in advisory, guided by Morningside Center. She is also excited to have inspired exploring BOXERS and SAINTS by GL Yang, and with the Junior Institute . She is growing using theater games, costumes and wigs for Vocabulary integration and community building.”  ~ Laura Marie Thompson

Featured Photo: Kamil's Creative After School Program
Relationships matter and one way to build strong connections with your students is by sharing your authentic self. Kudos to Kamil for sharing more of his multifaceted self to further the learning of his students. 

Quote: "... Kamil's afterschool program on martial arts (which he has studied and practiced from an early age). How cool is that?!!"
Photo and Kudos Credit: Alfonso Perez
In every newsletter, we'll be highlighting a self care resource or practice. 

This Month's Resource: Why is it so hard for teachers to take care of themselves? - Read more about this topic by checking out this website, and tips on how to begin prioritizing your self care, as teachers.

Self Care Quote of the Month: “Self-care is how you take your power back." ~ Lalah Delia

Newsletter Feedback
special thanks to our Induction Mentors for continuously sharing resources and feedback to help make this a useful tool for all! Anything else you’d like us to include in the newsletter? Click here to give us your feedback.
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