Our residents are committed to entering the profession of teaching and aim to have long and happy careers in New York City public schools. They view the profession as one that requires constant development and continual reflection and recognize their work as an everyday act of social justice. They come from a variety of backgrounds: some shifting from previous careers in industries such as finance, law, media, and fashion; others choosing to apply upon completion of their undergraduate degree. Diverse in nature, our cohorts of Teaching Residents come to find a nurturing place where they can work together to develop the knowledges, skills, and mindsets that will support them as they work toward becoming well-prepared teachers.
At TR@TC we believe that new teachers need opportunities to engage in a wide range of experiences that allow them to learn how to enact current teaching practice and re-envision what teaching and learning can be. Integral to this learning are varied opportunities where Teaching Residents work alongside in-service teachers who are energetically innovating their own teaching practice. The TR@TC Citizen Scientist program is one space where this happens.