New and Early Career Teacher Mentoring Program

First-year and early career teachers often feel overwhelmed and alone as they navigate the transition from their own college education program, and supervised teaching, to their own autonomous classrooms. This yearlong certificate course helps to bridge this gap by supporting their continued development from new teacher to confident educator. Led by an experienced teacher mentor, this cohort of teachers will learn strategies to develop their own classroom teaching and management style, as they support each other through the year. Intended for grades 5-12 teachers.

Participants will:

  • Explore and develop their own plan for setting up their classroom, considering the physical set-up, supplies needed, visuals, and differentiated students’ needs.
  • Be able to create and implement adaptive classroom management plans and setting clear expectations for a productive, positive classroom environment.
  • Create a time management strategy for themselves to include school responsibilities and a healthy work-life balance.
  • Develop strategies for planning and adjusting classroom lessons to fit their students and the needs of the curriculum.
  • Feel more prepared for the school year as a first-year, or early career, teacher.
  • Have a supportive and consistent mentored cohort to troubleshoot questions and issues as they arise during the school year.

Dates/Times: Year-long Cohort

In-person location, Portsmouth, 9:00am-3:30pm 

August 6th

 Live Online (Monthly on Tuesdays), 3:30pm-5:30pm

September 17th 

October 15th

November 12th

December 10th

 January 14th

February 11th

March 11th

April 8th

May 13th

June 10th

Instructor Bios


New and Early Career Teacher Mentoring Program

  • Dr. Nicole Miller

    For the past 20 years, Dr. Miller has taught middle school and upper elementary classes in Humanities, English Language Arts, Theater, and Social Emotional Learning, as well as Classical and World Mythology, Comparative Religion, Introduction to Literature, and General Humanities at the university level. She also presents talks and workshops on mythology, depth psychology, narrative thinking, mindfulness, and the arts nationally and internationally. As Founder of personal coaching and consulting company, Minding the Story, Dr. Miller helps individuals and organizations understand the stories lurking under the surface that are keeping them stuck, in repetitive patterns, or embroiled in unhealthy interpersonal dynamics with others. 

09:00am - 03:30pm
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City of Portsmouth
Live Online (USA Eastern Time)
Nicole Miller
749.00 Workshop Fee
USNH Tuition Benefit Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
UNH Extension Discount
New to NH Discount
UNHOCE Discount