Teaching Channel Talks 43: How New Teachers Can Find Great Mentors

July 28, 2021 / by Teaching Channel

You don't have to spend your first year of teaching alone. Learn from Keely Keller and Amy Anderson as they talk with Wendy Amato about how new(er) teachers can find great mentors to help them survive and thrive in the classroom. You'll also hear about the advice that Keely and Amy wish they knew when they started teaching. Get access to more support like this by registering for Cultivate: A Program for New Teachers. You'll join a team of new(er) teachers around the country as you complete a year-long program packed full of tools, resources, live Q&As with experts, and more.

Our Guests


Keely Keller is the Director of Professional Programs for Learners Edge. Prior to joining Learners Edge, Keely served students with special needs and subsequently served as a Special Education Coordinator in a suburban Minnesota school district.


Amy Anderson holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of North Texas. Her background includes being a middle school math teacher, a math coach, and a high school assistant principal. She also is Director of Operations for The International Teacher to Teacher Program, connecting Guatemala and Costa Rican teachers with Texas teachers for an authentic teacher exchange experience. She currently supports iteach in developing outstanding educators as Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

Our Host


Wendy Amato earned her Master’s in Education and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. She holds an MBA from James Madison University. Wendy began teaching in 1991, has served as a Middle School Administrator, and still teaches at UVA’s School of Education. She has delivered teacher professional development workshops and student leadership workshops in the US and internationally. Wendy and her family live near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Topics: Professional Learning, New Teachers, Classroom Experiences, Coaching, Teacher-Family Engagement, Summer Learning, Resources, Back to School, Podcast

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