TTC Newsletter
Issue 2 | Spring 2018
Greetings from Desir é e Ivey
Executive Director of Teacher Training

“Givers and Takers”

Adam Grant, Professor of Organizational Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, presented the keynote at NAIS’s annual conference in Atlanta a few weeks ago. Grant spoke about his recent book, for which he surveyed teachers who participated in a two-year national program serving underserved student populations. Here’s what he found. Within organizations and social groups, he suggests there are three types of individuals: givers, takers, and matchers. Givers help -- pure and simple. They do it without expecting anything in return. They are ready to listen, ready to share, and ready to help sometimes at the expense of accomplishing what is required of them unless they set boundaries. Takers are climbers within organizations. They focus on succeeding at anyone’s expense. According to Grant, they are gossipers stirring up confusion within organizations, creating toxic work environments, and thinking only of themselves. Matchers give to get. They are strategists. They balance their needs with others wants. They do for others, but they do so to get what they want. Grant posits the most effective leaders are givers. Leaders who are givers create a safe environment for others to share, innovate, and fail. Schools are filled with givers. Grant tweeted, “Instead of just asking kids what they learned and accomplished today, we should ask who they helped.” I encourage you to keep these wise words in mind as you enter your classrooms and schools this week. Who have you or your students helped? Share your stories for the next Alumni Newsletter.
SHS Job Openings!
Check out the SHS website to learn more about SHS job openings.

Are there job openings at your school? Let us know, so we can share the details with the expansive TTC network.
Resources and Conferences
Take a look at these upcoming conferences. Share the work you do in the classroom by submitting a proposal or presenting. We would love to see you there!

F  ind a Scholastic Book Fair in your area! Their website is full of helpful resources as well.

​Saskia Van Vactor , TTC '10 will present her work at​  CraftBoston's Spring Show this April 20-22 ​on Tremont Street in Boston at the Cyclorama. Stop by Booth 403 to see her beautiful work!

Summer 2018 | Boston, MA

October 19-20, 2018 | Boston, MA
​Proposal Submission Due: April 23, 2018

November 28-December 1 | Nashville, TN
Proposal Submission due: May 4, 2018

February 27 - March 1 | Long Beach, CA
Proposal Submission due: June 8, 2018
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Join Debra Kaufman TTC '05 and Katherine Taketomo TTC '14 on May 17, 2018 in NEW YORK for dinner at 6:00-8:00pm to catch up and make plans for the TTC 's 90th Anniversary!

TTC Happenings
A new Boston University Partnership will be piloted for 2018-19. Six apprentices in TTC '19 with bachelor degrees in English and History will pursue a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching in these disciplines.
Josiah Quincy Elementary School , a Boston Public School, hosts current apprentices Anna Allen, Wani Qiu, and Carolyn Flax in second grade ELL and full inclusion classrooms for their spring practicum.
Join us for Shady Hill's Summer Humanities Institute (July 23-27, 2018) co-directed by Kim Parker, Ph.D Adjunct Professor of English at Boston University, and our new TTC Assistant Director! We are looking for two TTC alums to participate for FREE and give us feedback on our first institute. This summer our institute will be for apprentices and educators locally. Next year, we'll open it up nationwide. Let us know if you are interested and be sure to check out Shady Hill's website in a few weeks for details.
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Alyssa Rooks '15
Finding Partnership in the Classroom

Alyssa Rooks, TTC ‘15 , K-1 Co-teacher at the Westminster School in Atlanta, GA has found a great teaching partner in Jennifer Griffith. This summer they removed every single item from their room and redesigned the classroom just in time for the school year to start. Check out the classroom that they created together!
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Maggie Small '15
Tiny Houses for the Titans

Maggie Small TTC '15 and Shady Hill Librarian, Susanna Paterson, shared their integrative and collaborative Tiny House project at the National Science Teachers Association national conference in Atlanta, GA. In the hands-on session, Susanna and Maggie guided science educators through the building project that addresses the needs of a “client” found in literature, along with information that enables students to make informed decisions as they design, build, and insulate a tiny house. Participants at the conference experienced a condensed version of this hands-on project.
Updates to Share?
Be sure to see what your fellow alums have been up on the Class Notes page.

Nora MacDonald SHS '01 TTC '15, our TTC Alumni Coordinator, is leading our outreach efforts. We would love to share what you've been up to and the rest of the TTC. Email us with your news and updates! Take a moment to complete our  Alumni Survey  (if you haven’t already done so). We have a special tote just for you!
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