The Jewish New Teacher Project (JNTP) is dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of beginning teachers in Jewish day schools and yeshivot. JNTP’s teacher induction model focuses on improving the classroom practices of beginning teachers through high quality, intensive mentoring, resulting in reflective practitioners who are responsive to the needs of all students.
The Jewish New Teacher Project (JNTP) is part of the New Teacher Center in Santa Cruz, CA, which, since 1998, has been renowned for its comprehensive, research-based instructional mentoring and professional development programs. JNTP mentors guide beginning teachers in understanding standards of professional teaching and utilizing a system of formative assessment. JNTP is generously funded by the Avi Chai Foundation, the Jim Joseph Foundation and the Alan B. Slifka Foundation.