With heavy hearts, the Leadership Team of the New Teachers Retreat has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Retreat. We were holding on hope that we could hold this year’s Retreat, because we feel our Retreat is as important as ever with the challenges and trauma that the virus has caused for so many. Unfortunately, we ultimately decided it was best to hold off until July 2021 with the continued uncertainty of this year and the COVID-19 situation.
We are working together to continue to remotely support new teachers with online resources to come out over the next few weeks and months and hope to be able to do more in the fall. We look forward to the summer of 2021 when we will return to Keene State College for the New Teachers Retreat. Until then, we encourage you to follow our social media pages for updates on ways to help new teachers and other resources.
To our new teachers out there, you’ve got this and you’re doing great. Even for our more experienced teachers, this is very different from how we normally teach and reach kids. This is hard and that’s okay. We would all love to be back in our classrooms and despite this, it’s awesome to see teachers of all experiences rise to this challenge. We are still here for you. Please let us know how we can help support you from afar, and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.