New Teacher Advocate, a Kappa Delta Pi Publication, Turns 20, Goes Digital

Launched 20 years ago, New Teacher Advocate continues to provide preservice and beginning teachers with expert advice and practical resources. This Kappa Delta Pi publication also is now available in a digital format to better serve its readers.

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New Teacher Advocate Fall 2012

KDP's New Teacher Advocate is a partner for success to beginning educators. Its stories, practice-oriented articles, resource connections, and expert advice from educators at all levels, inform, encourage, and inspire new teachers.

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) September 27, 2012

For the past 20 years, the New Teacher Advocate has been helping student teachers and novice teachers in their first classrooms. Published by Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, New Teacher Advocate features short articles on classroom management, leadership, professionalism, classroom relationships, organization, time management, preparing for the first classroom or the holidays or the end of the school year, and obtaining a teaching job. Each article offers action points based on the latest research, but tested and delivered by a classroom teacher. The “Insights” section offers quick tips ‘discovered’ by a student teacher or new teacher and “The Dr. Is In” offers answers to questions of current significance.

"NTA was designed to inspire new teachers, provide them with practical advice, and help them to become established in their first classrooms,” says Mary C. Clement, International President, Kappa Delta Pi. As the first Academic Editor of NTA, she wrote “Lessons Learned the First Year” for the first issue. Not only did she join Kappa Delta Pi as a result of finding out about the NTA, she has kept every issue and refers to them frequently for ideas. Dr. Clement wrote “New Teacher Advocate Turns Twenty” for the Fall 2012 issue. Dr. George Mehaffy who was President of Kappa Delta Pi when NTA was launched wrote an introduction to the inaugural issue and “Then & Now: A Tribute” for the current issue.

A survey of readers earlier this year revealed that more than half the readers desired a digital format (either in addition to the print format or alone), so the digital version is now available. It will be expanded to include content, links, and video clips.

New Kappa Delta Pi members who are undergraduates receive New Teacher Advocate. Many student teacher supervisors choose to introduce their cohorts to it through a bulk subscription.

“New Teacher Advocate is a partner for success to beginning educators,” says Sally Rushmore, Managing Editor. “Its stories, practice-oriented articles, resource connections, and expert advice from educators at all levels, inform, encourage, and inspire new teachers.”

Check the Publications section at http://www.KDP.org for more information or call KDP Headquarters at 800-284-3167.

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is a 501 (c) (3) organization established in 1911 to recognize and promote excellence in education, provide a reasoned voice for significant issues, and link learning communities of educators. Through its programs, services, and strategic partnerships, KDP supports the professional growth and teaching practices of educators throughout all phases and levels of their careers. The organization currently has more than 600 chapters and an active membership of 43,000 worldwide.


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