New Teacher Chat (#ntchat) is born!
New Teacher Chat Celebrated a 5th year Anniversary on May 6th, 2015!
The chat was created to provide weekly mentoring and focus on the needs of new, new to the profession and pre-service teachers world-wide. The chat is supportive and practitioner focused.
I’m hopeful that new teachers will choose to collaborate during #ntchat by sharing ideas and resources with others as well as concerns they may have as they prepare to enter the profession or are in their first years.
Experienced, tenured teachers are encouraged to take part in the chat to support and mentor this eager and excited group.
For Fall 2015 we are excited to see how our community will grow! Watch the hashtag #ntchat for updates!
- The chat is on Twitter from 5pm-6pm PST/8pm-9pm ET on Wednesdays.
- Use World Time Buddy to join us in your time zone!
- Use the #ntchat hashtag to join the conversation and post your thoughts throughout the week on Twitter.
- Join our Remind Class–see below.
- Like us on FaceBook! (Link is in the side bar.)
- Follow us on Pinterest! (Link is in the side bar.)
- Connect with us on the New Teacher Chat #ntchat Google Plus Community
- Help me spread the word and share these links with your friends!
Co-Moderators for New Teacher Chat
New Teacher Chat #ntchat has been fortunate to gather a team of Monthly Co-Moderators who work with the chat as needed on Wednesday.
Dean Mantz @dmantz7, Derek Keenan @MrDKeenan, are senior Co-Mods. Misty Norman-Higgins @mistynorman12 joined in April .
Laura Gilchrist @LauraGilchrist 4 is new to the mod team!
The #ntchat history and schedule
Our 1st #ntchat officially launched on Wed May 5th 2010. It was met with great excitement!
Our #ntchat schedule is: Wednesdays, at 5pm PDT (8PM EDT, 1:00AM Thursday in Europe, 7:00AM Thursday in Sydney ). Check out World Time Buddy to join us in your time zone! You can read more about it here.
New Teacher Chat #ntchat on Remind
We have over 65 teachers signed up to our Remind class with new participants is growing everyday. Join us!
Follow the info on the image. You can also sign up via web here, or text @ntchat to 81010. I’d love to have you be a part of our class on Remind as you have the opportunity to receive updates and resources and chat me there as well during “office hours”!
Join #ntchat on Twitter
Help us make #ntchat a growing presence on Twitter by sharing information about our purpose with your colleagues.
Spread the word via your school settings and places of higher education as well.
- You need to create a Twitter account and begin to practice and participate on Twitter.
- Use TweetGrid or TweetChat (online), Tweetdeck (download & install), or Tweetie for Mac (download & install) to set up 2 or 3 columns” a search for #ntchat, a search for @yourname (for direct mentions to you) and a third to keep following your friends.
- Join us on Twitter at the specific time, and be sure to keep an eye on the #ntchat search column.
- Interact by including the hashtag #ntchat in your tweets.
Join me as I seek to support you, the new aspiring teacher, in your journey!