Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Like your teacher colleagues all over the country, you probably look forward to each school day with combined feelings of uncertainty and anticipation. This remarkable year will be filled with days where you sail on clouds and feel confident and in control. And then there will be days that will test how dedicated you are and make you question whether this is the best place for you. The Lesley New Teacher Community is here for you! We know that the first years of your teaching career can be immensely gratifying. We also know that the pressures can feel trying and overwhelming. WE get that!

Come join us on for brunch on Saturday, November 5 from 10:30-1:00 at the Porter Building in Porter Square, Cambridge. We are sponsoring our first event, a dialogue and discussion called:

"What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then: Advice from the Pros for New Teachers."

We have a short film to show you and inspire you and then we have some fantastic teachers who are just a few years away from their first year who will be sharing their thoughts with you. We will have good food and surely, good conversation. It’s free, too! There will be door prizes and you'll get a chance to talk with other teachers and listen and learn from experienced teachers and administrators about what they wished they knew in those beginning years of teaching.

Would you like to bring a colleague to the brunch? That’s fine, too. Just let us know how many of you to expect when you RSVP. RSVP to:

Kali Small
School Partnerships Assistant
Field Placement and Professional Partnerships Division
Lesley University School
of Education
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

phone: 617-349-8399 or 1-800-999-1959 x8399

YOU ARE THE STAR! Yes, you are the star of a documentary film. Keep reading....

Here’s something else you might really enjoy. Join greater Boston teachers for a free screening of American Teacher, a documentary produced by The Teacher Salary Project. There’s a happy hour prior to the screening and interactive conversation following the screening. It’s at the Kendall Square Theater on Wednesday, November 2. Find out more information at http: Follow the links to “Boston.” The subject could not be more relevant. YOU!

We want to make this year one of dynamic professional growth and personal fulfillment and look forward to seeing you at either of these events.


  1. I look forward to seeing many of my former students. It's a great opportunity to catch up and share stories!

  2. I am extremely excited about this new project, and I will be making regular responses and contributions.