NEST at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference

The NEST project was be presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA), the leading authority on educational research in the UK, that took place in Liverpool in September 6-8, 2022. NEST was presented through a symposium on disadvantaged schools entitled “Introducing an adaptive mentor training programme aimed at disadvantaged schools across Europe” by Eva Anderson-Park, […]

Marking the halfway point of the NEST project

Mentors, trainers and NEST project partners in each country have discussed project results to wrap up the first year of experiment implementation “Our common purpose is children’s wellbeing, and it makes our efforts worthwhile” – Said the NEST mentors in Bulgaria in a letter to their mentees. In Summer 2022, each of the participating countries in […]

Deep dive into the NEST mentoring model: What does “adaptive mentoring” mean?

The overall purpose of NEST is to support novice teachers in disadvantaged schools through an underpinning adaptive mentoring model. However, what does adaptive mentoring really mean? The idea behind the concept of adaptive mentoring is that different teachers in different contexts need different types of support. With NEST, this means that the mentoring model is […]

The NEST consortium meets for the first time in Barcelona

As the COVID-10 restrictions relaxed in the EU, the NEST consortium could finally meet in person in Barcelona on May 11-12. This was a great opportunity to gather all project participants after the first anniversary of the project, that was kicked off in March 2021, and achieving one of the key project milestones: the submission […]

NEST at the World Education Research Association conference in San Diego (USA)

The NEST project was presented at the World Education Research Association conference, the world’s largest gathering of education researchers, that took place in San Diego, California in April 21-26, 2022. NEST was presented in the paper session “Global Lens on Teacher Career Development” by Eva Anderson-Park, researcher at the University of Duisburg-Essen, leading partner of […]

Adaptive Mentoring: a solution for Novice Teachers in the EU

OECD data from 2018 demonstrates that “while novice teachers represent 22% of the teacher population on average across OECD countries, a higher share of them work in challenging school environments, such as schools with a higher number of migrant students and/or students from low income homes”. The combination of a challenging school environment and lack […]

Novice Educator Support and Training (NEST), a new opportunity for innovation in Europe

Co-funded by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) through the Erasmus+ Programme, NEST started on February 2021 and will last until February 2024. The Novice Educator Support and Training (NEST) projecct will be carried out by a consortium of 16 partners, including seven public authorities, five NGO members of the Teach For All […]