TTC Newsletter
Issue 4 | Fall 2018
Greetings from Desir é e Ivey
Executive Director of Teacher Training

The Saints Among Us

On Sunday I attended service at First Church, a Unitarian church in Cambridge. The service was unusual from the typical Catholic mass or Baptist service that I attend in Baltimore when I am home. At First Church, after a few songs, the minister directed our attention to a display of images on a table. Volunteers were asked to select an image and match it with a corresponding envelope detailing the history of the depicted person. The minister asked congregants to sit with others and learn about the person who appeared in the picture. After this ten-minute exercise, we discovered the people in the images were "saints" -- “imperfect, humanistic” saints: changemakers, trailblazers, and upstanders -- committed to serving others. Among these saints was Maria Baldwin.

Miss Baldwin taught in Maryland, came to Cambridge, and in 1882 became the first black teacher hired to teach at the Agassiz Grammar School where in 1889 she became principal. It was to this school that Agnes and Ernest Hocking sent their children. In her speech "The Teacher in Social Reform," Baldwin told the audience that a “teacher’s work was more sacred than that of a minister,” and that “children should always be given the closest attention by teachers because of the latent possibilities in their young lives.” (Baystate Banner, Anthony Neal, May 2013).

Let us be aware of the saints living among us, those we pass by on the street, those who sit in our classrooms, and those who are making a difference every day. I encourage you to read more about Maria Baldwin and her work as an educator.
Update Your Resumes -- Introducing the Teacher Training CENTER !
The TTC is and has always been so much more than a course and it is time our name reflect the depth, breadth, and rigor of the program. Apprentices spend more than 300 hours teaching and observing, developing curriculum, subbing, coaching, and earning a masters degree from Lesley or Boston University. We are more than a course. In addition to offering a robust apprentice experience, the TTC's expanded programs support educators throughout their careers. Whether you connect with us as an apprentice, a participant in the Future Teacher Institute or Summer Humanities Institute, or take an SEI course on campus, the TTC is a center for learning. We are a center -- the Shady Hill Teacher Training Center dedicated to developing teachers and leaders who are child-centered, culturally fluent, reflective, and dedicated to nurturing the “whole child.” So spread the word and update your resumes! We hope the new name makes you proud.
Seeking Nominations for the TTC Advisory Council
The TTC seeks to add eight members to the Teacher Training Center Advisory Council. Positions would begin in January of 2019. Would you or someone you know make an excellent candidate?

Since graduating from the TTC in 2000, Becky Biggs has worked as a teacher in both independent and public schools in Maine, as Dean of Lower School Admissions at Moses Brown School in Providence, RI, and most recently as the Director of Professional Development at AISNE. Becky has applied her passion for students, teachers, and the teaching profession throughout her career. We wish her all the best in her new role at AISNE!


Thank you for sharing the job opportunities in your school communities. Interested in something new career-wise? Take a look!

Looking for something flexible or part-time? Shady Hill is always looking for qualified and enthusiastic substitute teachers. We encourage you to apply!

Are there job openings at your school or organization?
Let us know so we can share the details with our expansive TTC network. With your permission w e will post on our Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn pages.
TTC Happenings
Welcome TTC Class of 2019!
Members of TTC '19 have been busy this fall! From solo teaching to sports coaching, these aspiring teachers have quickly become active members of the SHS community. Welcome TTC '19!
A NEW Partnership with Boston University!
We're pleased to announce a NEW partnership with Boston University for apprentices seeking a Masters in Curriculum and Teaching for Middle & High School History and English.
Gardner Pilot Academy To Welcome SHS Apprentices
Erica Herman, Principal at Gardner Pilot Academy (GPA), led an orientation for GPA apprentices this fall. We're pleased that TTC '19 apprentices Tess Ross-Callahan, Kim Situ, Joanna Balla, and Chapin Dwyer will be our ambassadors at Gardner Pilot Academy in the spring term.
Central Subject Institute
Goes National!
We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Central Subject Institute is open to all educators interested in learning about Shady Hill's academic approach. If you are interested in attending, let us know so we can send you an application in March.
Do you know anyone interested in teaching? Encourage them to apply to be an apprentice!

TTC Application
Round Four Deadline: January 25, 2019
Round Five Deadline: March 1, 2019
The TTC enrolls 15-18 apprentices per year.  The admission process is highly competitive and spaces tend to fill early. Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials as early as possible. Click to learn more about the program and application process!

Share Your TTC Experience
The TTC is recommending three new programs to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE): Math (8-12), History (5-12), and Tech & Engineering (5-12). A MA DESE Visiting Team will be on campus on March 12 and 13. If you are interested in meeting with the Visiting Team to talk about your experience while in, and after, the TTC, please contact us .
Upcoming Conferences
Check out these upcoming conferences. We would love to see you there!

February 6 | Cambridge, MA
April 25 | Weston, MA
The Administrators of Color Collaborative provides opportunities for administrators of color to share professional expertise, enhance leadership skills and explore topics related to education, multiculturalism, and independent schools. This is an opportunity to reflect, share, seek ideas and develop fellowship.  Register here.

February 27 - March 1 | Long Beach, CA
Attend the NAIS Annual Conference to think more creatively, strategically, and collaboratively about "reimagining independent schools."

April 5 - 6 | New York, NY
Join classroom teachers, coaches, administrators, graduate students, policy makers, and families who are involved in Kindergarten.

Ongoing | Boston, MA
Work with other teachers and MFA educators to explore ways of enlivening the classroom using Museum objects as teaching tools.
Classroom Resources

We all have lessons that we know like the back of our hand. But even the most seasoned teacher can benefit from writing out a lesson plan. It helps us to reflect on what we want our student to understand, how we will help them get there, and what we need to do to engage them in a lesson. Here are a few samples that apprentices have used in recent weeks.

Teaching Tolerance offers many helpful classroom resources and articles. Their on-demand webinars offer guidance and great ideas that you can view at your own pace.

Jo Boaler, Professor at Stanford's Graduate School of Education, guest edited an edition of Education Sciences focused on dispelling myths about math. Articles tackle the various "myths" that can restrict learning opportunities for students and highlight interventions that can be made in the classroom. Check out Jo Boaler's Week of Inspirational Math . These visual, creative lessons and activities can be used all year.
We would love to share what you've been up to with the rest of the TTC. Email us your news and updates!

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