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New Teacher Chat (#ntchat) is born!

New Teacher Chat Celebrated a 6th year Anniversary on May 4th, 2016!        

New Teacher Chat and the hashtag #ntchat on Twitter was founded on May 5th 2010 by me, Lisa Dabbs @teachwithsoul.

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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.

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Experienced, tenured teachers are encouraged to take part in the chat to support and mentor this eager and excited group.

  • The chat is on Twitter on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, from 5pm-6pm PST/8pm-9pm ET.
  • 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 
  • 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!

Excited to Announce!

New Teacher Chat has its own BAM Radio Show! Here’s where you can find the info. You can also subscribe to our show on iTunes here. Take a listen and help me spread the news that new and pre-service teachers have a podcast just for them.

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Listen to one of our premier shows with Angela Watson from TheCornerStoneforTeachers.com:

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: 1st and 3rd 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 80 teachers signed up to our Remind class with new participants joining 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”!

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Join #ntchat on Twitter!

Be Guest Moderator! New Teacher Chat #ntchat is always looking for folks who would like to Guest Moderate the chat. Email lisa@lisadabbs.com if you have an interest. In the past Dean Mantz @dmantz7, Misty Norman-Higgins @mistynorman12 and Laura Gilchrist @LauraGilchrist 4 have joined the chat as Co-Mods.

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.

How do I participate in #ntchat?

  1. You need to create a Twitter account and begin to practice and participate on Twitter.
  2. Use TweetGrid or TweetChat (online), Tweetdeck (download & install), or ParticipateLearning to follow the chat.
  3. Join us on Twitter at the specific time, and be sure to keep an eye on the #ntchat search column.
  4. Interact by including the hashtag #ntchat in your tweets.
I’m excited for what the future will bring for New Teacher Chat as we reach out to local and global supporters!

Join me as I seek to support you, the new aspiring teacher, in your journey!

 

6 Comments

  1. Dr. James Mbuva

    Thank you for making a very fervent presentation at the NU TED and SPD Retreat. Inspiring, Mentoring, and Equipping teachers is my passion. As higher education educator, I will stand at the gap. Thank you.

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  2. Vivian

    Lisa pls i want u to be my mentor,i am a primary school teacher

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  3. Gloria

    I need help

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    • Lisa Dabbs

      Gloria, I’m glad that you had the courage to reach out for help. There are many educators in on-line spaces that would want to help. If you provide us with a few more details, we might be able to connect you to a mentor who can support you. Let us know!

      Reply
  4. Sarah

    I was introduced to #ntchat today and so far I am loving it. The topics of focus are all very important not only for new teachers but for those that have been teaching for several years. The videos are very engaging and the information provided with examples of strategies for instance with the classroom management topic are very helpful. I have read through several of the examples that a teacher may use and I would most definitely test them out in my own classroom.
    Thank you for the wonderful information as a teacher candidate I will continue to visit #ntchat to learn more!

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  5. Ms. Davis Thought... (@MsDavisThought)

    Hi Lisa,
    Thank you for focusing on aiding all new teachers! As a new teacher myself, your support has personally been very helpful in developing confidence in my PLN. I hope to make time to contribute the the #ntchats and help you create a helpful resource for all the new-be’s out there!
    Keep up the great work!!!

    Reply

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