Building confidence in the classroom: New Teacher Center Jul 30, 2023 Detroit Feedback from new teachers in the Detroit Public School Community District highlights the positive impact of having an experienced mentor teacher. Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email 86% of new teachers report their New Teacher Center mentors positively influenced their teaching practice New teachers at Detroit Public Schools Community District share reflections on having a mentor, trained using the New Teacher Center approach, in their early years: “Working with my mentor has helped to build my confidence as a teacher. As a newer teacher, it can be hard to find your footing. So having a mentor helped to reinforce some of my teaching skills and strategies.” “My mentor helped me problem solve through difficult situations and has given me new ideas on how to most effectively engage students in a difficult time!” “I have put several of my mentor’s suggestions to use. My students are more engaged in learning. They are more confident in their skills.” Commitment to literacy: Raising a Reader – MA Next Story Boston Commitment to literacy: Raising a Reader – MA The Brockton Adult Learning Center, a program partner with Raising a Reader – MA (RAR-MA), supports adults in mastering skills for employment and lifelong learning, while also offering a program that encourages family engagement in early childhood education and literacy through the RAR-MA curriculum.